Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Home Depot Trumpets Q4 Earnings, Sales

Walmart employee Kenneth White scans items while conducting an exercise during a Walmart Academy class session at the store in North Bergen N.J. Walmart reports financial results Tuesday Feb. 20 2018. (AP Revenue Forecast of The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)
Kelvin Reese | 21 February, 2018, 07:21

Home Depot Inc.is now heading into its busy spring season and recently said that it would hire over 80,000 seasonal workers. Sirios Mgmt LP invested 0.72% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. Topeka Capital Markets initiated The Home Depot, Inc.

Total shares held by institutions as of the most recent company filings are 863,952,401 with a reported 33,676,484 bought and 51,147,711 sold.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on HD shares. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Home Depot by 15,121.1% in the second quarter.

Home Depot also raised its quarterly dividend by 16% to $1.03 a share. Westfield Capital Management Co. Moreover, Canandaigua Retail Bank And Tru Comm has 0.36% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. Fdx Advisors Inc holds 0.16% or 36,723 shares. Glassman Wealth Services increased its holdings in Home Depot by 38.3% in the 2nd quarter.

Stifel Financial Corp, which manages about $28.81B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in First Tr Exchange Traded Fd (FXL) by 123,564 shares to 24,556 shares, valued at $1.18M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Fairfield Bush And Company has invested 0.44% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE).

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. (NYSE:HD). State Teachers Retirement reported 1.99 million shares. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, December 15 by Bank of America. As per Monday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 13 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Longbow with "Buy" on Friday, August 14. (NYSE:AGRO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. The stock increased 2.48% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $1.6501.

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If we look at the Volatility of The Home Depot, Inc.

The company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 25.95 and Forward P/E ratio is 20.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.54, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a current ratio of 1.23. (NYSE:HD). Southeast Asset owns 0.1% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. The home improvement retailer reported $1.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.62 by $0.07. The Return on Equity ratio of The Home Depot, Inc.

In the latest fourth quarter, the retailer's net sales rose 7.5 percent to $23.88 billion, which beat analysts estimate of $23.66 billion.

X Results: Adjusted EPS advanced to $1.69 as sales climbed 7.5% to $23.88 billion. Analysts were calling for adjusted earnings of $1.61 per share, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters. The dividend is payable on March 22, 2018, to shareholders of record on the close of business on March 8, 2018. "Eighty percent of USA households have more money due to tax reform and the increase to the standard reduction". (NASDAQ:EBAY). Invest House Limited Liability Com has 0.14% invested in eBay Inc. The world's largest home-improvement chain also has benefited from investments in its technology and customer service - part of a strategy that has focused on generating more sales from current stores, rather than opening new ones. This repurchase authorization allows the home improvement retailer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. The company P/S (price to Sales) ratio is 2.2, P/B (price to Book) ratio is 85.77, while its P/C (price to Cash) ratio stands at 61.53.

In other news, EVP Matt Carey sold 41,396 shares of Home Depot stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. Earnings amounted to $1.69 a share, excluding some items, compared with a projection of $1.63. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 29,559 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $5,410,183.77. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. If you are viewing this news story on another website, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & global copyright and trademark legislation. If you are viewing this story on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark laws. Georgia-based Zwj Inv Counsel has invested 0.46% in The Home Depot, Inc.

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