Sharkey Howes & Javer continued to hold its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,982 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Home Depot, Inc. (The) comprises approximately 0.2% of Sharkey Howes & Javer’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 27th largest position. Sharkey Howes & Javer’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $304,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of HD. CT Financial Advisors LLC boosted its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC now owns 758 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. boosted its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 1,644 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $241,000 after buying an additional 6 shares in the last quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.6% in the second quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,143 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 7 shares in the last quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.3% in the first quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,725 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $400,000 after buying an additional 9 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Piershale Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.6% in the first quarter. Piershale Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,192 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $322,000 after buying an additional 13 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.52% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) traded up 0.65% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $154.88. The company had a trading volume of 3,650,541 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $185.17 billion, a PE ratio of 23.18 and a beta of 1.08. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $151.33 and its 200-day moving average is $149.61. Home Depot, Inc. has a 12-month low of $119.20 and a 12-month high of $160.86.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 16th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.61 by $0.06. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 158.80% and a net margin of 8.53%. The business had revenue of $23.89 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.74 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $175.00 target price (up previously from $173.00) on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $182.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub raised Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Vetr lowered Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $159.21 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Argus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $180.00 target price (up previously from $160.00) on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twenty have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $164.72.

In other news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 31,239 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.47, for a total value of $4,856,727.33. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,294 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,197,328.18. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Wayne M. Hewett acquired 350 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $157.11 per share, with a total value of $54,988.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 1,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $219,954. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 128,900 shares of company stock valued at $20,167,386. Company insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) Company Profile

The Home Depot, Inc (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Company sells an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, and provides various services. The Home Depot stores serves three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)

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