Home Depot, Inc. (The) Company Profile (NYSE:HD)

About Home Depot, Inc. (The)

Home Depot, Inc. (The) logoThe 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 serve three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers. Its DIY customers are home owners who purchase products and complete their own projects and installations. The Company assists these customers with specific product and installation questions both in its stores and through online resources and other media designed to provide product and project knowledge. Its DIFM customers are home owners who purchase materials themselves and hire third parties to complete the project or installation. Professional Customers are primarily professional renovators/remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, installers, small business owners and tradesmen.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Retail/Wholesale
  • Industry: Home Improvement Stores
  • Sub-Industry: Home Improvement Retail
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: HD
  • CUSIP: 43707610
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $144.71
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $138.53
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $132.20
  • 52-Week Range: $118.75 - $146.33
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.69
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.91
  • P/E Growth: 1.73
  • Market Cap: $177.79B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,218,161,000
  • Beta: 1.09
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 8.23%
  • Return on Equity: 123.29%
  • Return on Assets: 17.48%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 3.97%
  • Current Ratio: 1.34%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.42%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 18 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.83)
Consensus Price Target: $150.07 (2.83% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/23/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$150.00 -> $165.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$160.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$145.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$153.00 -> $158.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetTop Pick$163.00 -> $168.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$153.00 -> $158.00View Rating Details
2/22/2017Telsey Advisory GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$150.00 -> $154.00View Rating Details
2/21/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$162.00View Rating Details
2/18/2017Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$148.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$150.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$155.00View Rating Details
2/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$141.00View Rating Details
12/28/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$148.00View Rating Details
12/22/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$140.00View Rating Details
11/15/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$127.67 -> $128.72View Rating Details
11/1/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
10/31/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$152.00 -> $121.00View Rating Details
8/17/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy -> In-Line$155.00View Rating Details
8/17/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$143.00 -> $145.00View Rating Details
8/16/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingBuy$142.00View Rating Details
8/2/2016Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuy$157.00 -> $157.00View Rating Details
5/23/2016Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform -> Buy$158.00View Rating Details
4/6/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Boost Price TargetNeutral$137.00 -> $143.00View Rating Details
3/30/2016Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight$110.00 -> $150.00View Rating Details
2/24/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$115.00 -> $122.00View Rating Details
11/24/2015Atlantic SecuritiesReiterated RatingOverweight$133.00 -> $154.00View Rating Details
11/18/2015Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetHold$115.00 -> $125.00View Rating Details
11/16/2015Longbow ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$130.00View Rating Details
8/24/2015SEB Equity ResearchReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
8/19/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHold$130.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/16/2017        
2/21/2017Q416$1.33$1.44$21.74 billion$22.21 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/15/2016Q316$1.58$1.60$23.05 billion$23.20 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2016Q216$1.97$1.97$26.47 billion$26.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/17/2016Q116$1.35$1.44$22.35 billion$22.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/23/2016Q415$1.10$1.17$20.37 billion$21.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/17/2015Q315$1.32$1.36$21.77 billion$21.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/18/2015Q215$1.71$1.71$24.71 billion$24.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/19/2015Q115$1.15$1.16$20.82 billion$20.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q414$0.89$1.05$18.70 billion$19.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/18/2014Q314$1.13$1.15$20.47 billion$20.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/19/2014Q214$1.45$1.52$23.61 billion$23.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/20/2014Q114$0.99$1.00$19.96 billion$19.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q413$0.71$0.73$17.92 billion$17.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/19/2013Q3$0.89$0.95$19.17 billion$19.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/20/2013Q2 2013$1.20$1.24$21.72 billion$22.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/21/2013Q1 2013$0.77$0.83$18.69 billion$19.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2013Q4 2012$0.64$0.67$17.66 billion$18.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/13/2012Q312$0.70$0.74$17.89 billion$18.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/14/2012$0.98$1.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/15/2012$0.65$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$0.43$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/15/2011$0.58$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/16/2011$0.82$0.86ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/17/2011$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.31$0.36ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.24 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.15 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$1.06$1.11$1.08
Q2 201612$1.28$1.39$1.34
Q3 20169$1.92$2.00$1.96
Q4 201610$1.50$1.60$1.55
Q1 20179$1.23$1.32$1.27
Q2 20173$1.96$1.99$1.97
Q3 20174$1.53$1.61$1.58
Q4 20174$1.31$1.35$1.33
Q1 20184$1.60$1.61$1.61
Q2 20184$2.20$2.22$2.21
Q3 20184$1.78$1.78$1.78
Q4 20184$1.50$1.57$1.54
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
Annual Dividend:$2.76
Dividend Yield:1.89%
Dividend Growth:20.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.66% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
38.12% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
33.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:4 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/21/2017quarterly$0.892.45%3/7/20173/9/20173/23/2017
11/17/2016quarterly$0.692.15%11/29/201612/1/201612/15/2016
8/18/2016quarterly$0.692.04%8/30/20169/1/20169/15/2016
5/19/2016quarterly$0.692.09%5/31/20166/2/20166/16/2016
2/23/2016quarterly$0.692.2%3/8/20163/10/20163/24/2016
11/19/2015quarterly$0.591.81%12/1/201512/3/201512/17/2015
8/20/2015quarterly$0.592.03%9/1/20159/3/20159/17/2015
5/21/2015quarterly$0.592.13%6/2/20156/4/20156/18/2015
2/24/2015quarterly$0.592.03%3/10/20153/12/20153/26/2015
11/20/2014quarterly$0.471.91%12/2/201412/4/201412/18/2014
8/21/2014quarterly$0.472.07%9/2/20149/4/20149/18/2014
5/22/2014quarterly$0.472.37%6/3/20146/5/20146/19/2014
2/25/2014quarterly$0.472.32%3/11/20143/13/20143/27/2014
11/21/2013quarterly$0.391.97%12/3/201312/5/201312/19/2013
8/22/2013quarterly$0.392.11%9/3/20139/5/20139/19/2013
5/23/2013quarterly$0.391.97%6/4/20136/6/20136/20/2013
2/26/2013quarterly$0.392.29%3/12/20133/14/20133/28/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.26%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 71.53%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/29/2016Mark C VadonDirectorBuy15,000$129.87$1,948,050.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2016Edward P DeckerEVPSell20,000$130.80$2,616,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Jeffery H BoydDirectorBuy10,000$128.27$1,282,700.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Mark HolifieldEVPSell15,606$128.39$2,003,654.34View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Carol B TomeCFOSell97,610$135.35$13,211,513.50View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Timothy M CrowEVPSell49,392$135.06$6,670,883.52View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Teresa Wynn RoseboroughEVPSell11,671$136.03$1,587,606.13View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Matt CareyEVPSell29,357$136.26$4,000,184.82View SEC Filing  
5/31/2016Wayne M HewettDirectorBuy350$132.53$46,385.50View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016Craig A MenearCEOSell46,227$131.37$6,072,840.99View SEC Filing  
5/19/2016William G LennieEVPSell22,996$131.49$3,023,744.04View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Mark HolifieldEVPSell43,026$131.14$5,642,429.64View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Gregory D BrennemanDirectorBuy40,000$124.73$4,989,200.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2016Matt CareyEVPSell66,930$124.00$8,299,320.00View SEC Filing  
8/20/2015Teresa Wynn RoseboroughEVPSell6,000$121.80$730,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Teresa Wynn RoseboroughEVPSell11,671$111.61$1,302,600.31View SEC Filing  
3/4/2015Matt CareyEVPSell12,915$115.87$1,496,461.05View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Albert P CareyDirectorBuy1,100$98.11$107,921.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Francis S BlakeChairmanSell100,000$98.27$9,827,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Francis S BlakeCEOSell98,000$91.33$8,950,340.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Timothy M CrowEVPSell22,439$91.45$2,052,046.55View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Craig A MenearInsiderSell14,916$79.14$1,180,452.24View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Matt CareyEVPSell104,626$82.51$8,632,691.26View SEC Filing  
11/21/2013Marvin EllisonEVPSell29,602$79.57$2,355,431.14View SEC Filing  
9/12/2013Mark VadonDirectorBuy10,000$75.20$752,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Teresa Wynn RoseboroughEVPSell3,500$74.46$260,610.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013J Frank BrownDirectorBuy1,000$79.66$79,660.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Carol B TomeCFOSell100,000$80.93$8,093,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Francis S BlakeCEOSell50,000$80.44$4,022,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Matt CareyEVPSell40,000$80.08$3,203,200.00View SEC Filing  
12/6/2012Mark C VadonDirectorBuy5,000$63.70$318,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/21/2012Ronald SargentDirectorBuy1,667$59.44$99,086.48View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
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us.rd.yahoo.com logoWal-Mart Should Follow Home Depot's Example To Improve Return On Capital (NYSE:HD)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 24 at 11:55 PM
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investopedia.com logoHome Depot Is Still a Buy on Housing Recovery (HD) - Investopedia (NYSE:HD)
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cnbc.com logoPalantir was dumped by key cybersecurity client Home Depot (NYSE:HD)
www.cnbc.com - February 24 at 3:19 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoHome Depot’s Same-Store Sales Growth Beats Estimates in 4Q16 (NYSE:HD)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 24 at 10:41 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoWhy Analysts Are Optimistic about Home Depot’s 2017 Revenue (NYSE:HD)
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marketrealist.com logoWhat Led to the Expansion of Home Depot’s Net Margin in 4Q16? (NYSE:HD)
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marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Upgrades – Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) Stock Gets Upgraded By Morgan Stanley from Equal Weight to Overweight (NYSE:HD)
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marketwatch.com logoHome Depot's stock gets a boost from Morgan Stanley upgrade (NYSE:HD)
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us.rd.yahoo.com logoMorgan Stanley Is Now More Confident In Home Improvement Industry Growth (NYSE:HD)
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thestreet.com logoHome Depot Stock Upgraded at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:HD)
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marketrealist.com logoHow Home Depot’s 4Q16 Earnings Beat Analysts’ Estimates (NYSE:HD)
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finance.yahoo.com logoTax talk hits retail stocks (NYSE:HD)
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marketrealist.com logoWhat Drove Home Depot’s 4Q16 Revenue? (NYSE:HD)
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investopedia.com logoLowe's, Home Depot Up on Healthy Housing (HD, LOW) (NYSE:HD)
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nasdaq.com logoHome Depot (HD) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates; Stock Up (NYSE:HD)
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marketexclusive.com logoTHE HOME DEPOT, INC. (NYSE:HD) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NYSE:HD)
marketexclusive.com - February 22 at 12:56 PM
News IconHome Depot shares gain the most in a month on Tuesday, company’s quarterly EPS outstrip market expectations (NYSE:HD)
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reuters.com logoHome Depot profit beats estimates, sets $15 billion buyback (NYSE:HD)
www.reuters.com - February 22 at 12:56 PM
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thestreet.com logoS&P 500, Nasdaq Fall as Wall Street Seeks Clarity About a Rate Hike in March (NYSE:HD)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 22 at 12:56 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoArgus Raises Home Depot's Target To $160 Following Big Q4 Beat (NYSE:HD)
feeds.benzinga.com - February 22 at 10:07 AM
fool.com logoHome Depot Inc Earnings: A Solid Beat on Sales and Profits (NYSE:HD)
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finance.yahoo.com logoWall Street to open near record-highs on strong retail earnings (NYSE:HD)
finance.yahoo.com - February 21 at 9:16 AM
forbes.com logoEarnings Scorecard: Home Depot Q4 2016 (NYSE:HD)
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marketwatch.com logoHome Depot shares gain premarket as retailer beats with earnings, ups dividend (NYSE:HD)
feeds.marketwatch.com - February 21 at 7:28 AM
cnbc.com logoHome Depot blows past Wall Street expectations, buoyed up by healthy housing market (NYSE:HD)
www.cnbc.com - February 21 at 7:11 AM

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What is Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock symbol?

Home Depot, Inc. (The) trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HD."

How often does Home Depot, Inc. (The) pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Home Depot, Inc. (The)?

Home Depot, Inc. (The) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 21st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 9th will be given a dividend of $0.89 per share on Thursday, March 23rd. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 7th. This is a boost from Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69.

Where is Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock going? Where will Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock price be in 2017?

24 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock. Their forecasts range from $121.00 to $168.00. On average, they anticipate Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock price to reach $150.07 in the next twelve months.

When will Home Depot, Inc. (The) announce their earnings?

Home Depot, Inc. (The) is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 16th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Home Depot has outperformed the broader industry in the past one year, given the consistent gains from improving customer experience, solid execution and consistent housing market recovery. It is also on track to achieve its long-term dividend payout, share repurchase and return on investment targets. Home Depot’s focus on developing merchandising tools, along with investment in building its interconnected capabilities is expected to boost its top line, and enhance market share. Also, the company's raised earnings growth guidance for fiscal 2016 bolsters optimism. However, intense competition and a soft economic recovery may prove deterrents, pushing back home improvement projects. The company’s significant exposure to international markets makes it vulnerable to currency headwinds. Estimates have been stable ahead of the company’s Q4 earnings release, while it has positive record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (1/19/2017)

  • Citigroup Inc. analysts commented, "While recent reports from department stores and other retailers indicate a challenging consumer spending environment ahead, we would argue more share of wallet is going to categories outside apparel," analyst Kate McShane wrote."The pockets of growth within retail appear to concentrated with home improvement and home furnishings spending (based on census data and consistency in comps)," McShane added.Related Link: Home Depot Punished, Lowe's Rewarded For Q1 BeatsThe analyst said Lowe's comps should grow as "home improvement tide continuing to lift all ships" amid improving housing market, pent-up demand and easing credit scores."HI spending at retail is near prior peak levels w/o the benefit of a bubble. HD currently has a 13 percent EBIT margin vs. LOW's 9 percent EBIT margin, which leaves more opportunity for EPS upside," the analyst noted.Home Depot, Lowe's Showing StrengthFurther, the analyst highlighted the lack of beat and raise from Lowe's strong first-quarter result shows the company's conservativeness. In contrast, Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD), which also typically issue conservative outlook, raised its full-year estimates on more modest top- and bottom-line improvements."In our view, LOW could probably grow EPS this year by about 25 percent through a combination of a 5.3 percent comp (a 50 bps acceleration from last year), EBIT margin improvement by 94 bps (high end of guidance), and $3.8 billion in share buybacks (above guidance but consistent with last year)," McShane elaborated.Even More BullishIn a more bullish scenario, the analyst said she sees Lowe's delivering a 6.0 percent comp this year (matching Home Depot on a two-year stack) and assuming an extra 19 bps of SG&A leverage would add an incremental $0.11 in EPS.Further, the analyst shed light on the aspect that Lowe's would eventually close the comp gap with Home Depot, noting that with the first quarter results, "Lowe's could be at a pivotal point where its quarterly comp gains outshine HD."Yes, stacks are easier for LOW but reaching new higher comp levels should bode well for operating expense leverage and LOW has about 400 bps of operating margin improvement to go before it matches HD's levels. In our view, if LOW continues to execute well, its earnings algorithm could be a more interesting story," (5/19/2016)

Who owns Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock?

Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.54%), FMR LLC (2.78%), Janus Capital Management LLC (0.59%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.24%), Thornburg Investment Management Inc. (0.22%) and Putnam Investments LLC (0.21%). Company insiders that own Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock include Carol B Tome, Craig A Menear, Edward P Decker, Gregory D Brenneman, Jeffery H Boyd, Mark C Vadon, Mark Holifield, Matt Carey, Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Timothy M Crow, Wayne M Hewett and William G Lennie.

Who sold Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock? Who is selling Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock?

Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Credit Agricole S A, Calamos Advisors LLC, Fred Alger Management Inc., William Blair Investment Management LLC and I.G. Investment Management LTD.. Company insiders that have sold Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock in the last year include Carol B Tome, Craig A Menear, Edward P Decker, Mark Holifield, Matt Carey, Teresa Wynn Roseborough, Timothy M Crow and William G Lennie.

Who bought Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock? Who is buying Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock?

Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Asset Management One Co. Ltd., State Street Corp, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Westwood Holdings Group Inc., Congress Asset Management Co. MA, Marshall Wace LLP and Nicholas Co. Inc. WI. Company insiders that have bought Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock in the last two years include Gregory D Brenneman, Jeffery H Boyd, Mark C Vadon and Wayne M Hewett.

How do I buy Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock?

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock cost?

One share of Home Depot, Inc. (The) stock can currently be purchased for approximately $145.95.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017


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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff