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: $141.54
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $136.35
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $131.84
  • 52-Week Range: $118.75 - $143.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.21
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.97
  • P/E Growth: 1.64
  • Market Cap: $174.20B
  • 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: 7 Hold Ratings, 18 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.72)
Consensus Price Target: $145.53 (1.77% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/16/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$150.00View Rating Details
2/16/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$155.00View Rating Details
2/10/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$145.00View Rating Details
2/6/2017Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$141.00View Rating Details
12/28/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
12/28/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$148.00View Rating Details
12/22/2016Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$140.00View Rating Details
12/4/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$158.00 -> $149.00View Rating Details
11/19/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$154.00View Rating Details
11/16/2016RBC Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperform$145.00 -> $146.00View Rating Details
11/16/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$145.00 -> $146.00View Rating Details
11/15/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated 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
9/28/2016Morgan StanleySet Price TargetHold$145.00View 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
5/18/2016Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$145.00 -> $147.00View Rating Details
5/17/2016Telsey Advisory GroupReiterated RatingOutperform$148.00 -> $150.00View 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 2/19/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/21/2017Q416$1.33$21.74 billionN/AView 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: $6.35 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.16 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$1.59$1.61$1.60
Q2 20184$2.18$2.21$2.20
Q3 20184$1.76$1.80$1.78
Q4 20184$1.48$1.54$1.51
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)
Annual Dividend:$2.76
Dividend Yield:1.93%
Dividend Growth:20.90% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.66% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.46% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
38.55% (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
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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finance.yahoo.com logo7 Key Retailers Reporting Earnings This Week (NYSE:HD)
finance.yahoo.com - February 19 at 10:29 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 Thursday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.69 per share on Thursday, December 15th. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 29th.

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

25 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s shares. Their forecasts range from $121.00 to $158.00. On average, they expect Home Depot, Inc. (The)'s stock price to reach $145.53 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, February, 21st 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 retail and institutional 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 Asset Management One Co. Ltd. (0.18%). 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 AQR Capital Management LLC. 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 bought 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 $143.00.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) Chart for Sunday, February, 19, 2017


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

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

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD)

Last Updated on 2/19/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff