Investors bought shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) on weakness during trading on Friday. $766.16 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $143.84 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $622.32 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Home Depot, Inc. (The) had the 3rd highest net in-flow for the day. Home Depot, Inc. (The) traded down ($0.98) for the day and closed at $158.40

HD has been the subject of several research reports. Vetr lowered shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.18 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Longbow Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price target on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, nineteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Home Depot, Inc. (The) currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $169.86.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $152.48 and its 200-day moving average price is $151.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $186.72 billion, a PE ratio of 22.80 and a beta of 1.07.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The home improvement retailer reported $2.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $28.11 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $27.84 billion. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 192.30% and a net margin of 8.63%. The business’s revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.97 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were paid a $0.89 dividend. This represents a $3.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 51.15%.

In other news, EVP Ann Marie Campbell sold 10,717 shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.40, for a total value of $1,633,270.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 64,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,877,044. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Teresa Wynn Roseborough sold 15,000 shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.39, for a total value of $2,255,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 33,147 shares in the company, valued at $4,984,977.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 57,717 shares of company stock worth $8,916,321 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 worth $241,000 after acquiring an additional 6 shares during the last quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.6% during the second quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,143 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Paragon Wealth Strategies LLC boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% during the second quarter. Paragon Wealth Strategies LLC now owns 1,825 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $280,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.3% during the first quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,725 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $400,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Silicon Valley Capital Partners boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.6% during the second quarter. Silicon Valley Capital Partners now owns 1,485 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. 71.45% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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