S&P 500   4,080.11
DOW   34,589.77
QQQ   293.36
The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns
5X Potential Growth By 2030? Is This Little-Known Market About To Explode? (Ad)
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen
3 Dividend Growers With Good 2023 Growth Prospects
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Build Your Quality of Life by Investing in Your Lifestyle
Cosmos Holdings May be a Long-Term Buy with Short-Term Risk
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Dark Clouds Are Gathering For Cloud Stocks 
Hormel: Is This The Time To Buy?
S&P 500   4,080.11
DOW   34,589.77
QQQ   293.36
The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns
5X Potential Growth By 2030? Is This Little-Known Market About To Explode? (Ad)
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen
3 Dividend Growers With Good 2023 Growth Prospects
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Build Your Quality of Life by Investing in Your Lifestyle
Cosmos Holdings May be a Long-Term Buy with Short-Term Risk
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Dark Clouds Are Gathering For Cloud Stocks 
Hormel: Is This The Time To Buy?
S&P 500   4,080.11
DOW   34,589.77
QQQ   293.36
The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns
5X Potential Growth By 2030? Is This Little-Known Market About To Explode? (Ad)
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen
3 Dividend Growers With Good 2023 Growth Prospects
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Build Your Quality of Life by Investing in Your Lifestyle
Cosmos Holdings May be a Long-Term Buy with Short-Term Risk
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Dark Clouds Are Gathering For Cloud Stocks 
Hormel: Is This The Time To Buy?
S&P 500   4,080.11
DOW   34,589.77
QQQ   293.36
The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns
5X Potential Growth By 2030? Is This Little-Known Market About To Explode? (Ad)
Santa Claus Rally? Here’s What Needs to Happen
3 Dividend Growers With Good 2023 Growth Prospects
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Build Your Quality of Life by Investing in Your Lifestyle
Cosmos Holdings May be a Long-Term Buy with Short-Term Risk
Without Graphite, There Would Be ZERO EV Batteries! (Ad)
Dark Clouds Are Gathering For Cloud Stocks 
Hormel: Is This The Time To Buy?
NYSE:HD

Home Depot - HD Competitors

$323.99
+9.87 (+3.14%)
(As of 11/30/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Add
Compare
Today's Range
$311.50
$324.19
50-Day Range
$266.58
$326.38
52-Week Range
$264.51
$420.61
Volume
14.78 million shs
Average Volume
4.51 million shs
Market Capitalization
$331.68 billion
P/E Ratio
19.53
Dividend Yield
2.41%
Price Target
$346.29

HD vs. LOW, WMT, COST, BABA, MCD, CVS, SBUX, PDD, TJX, and AMZN

Should you be buying Home Depot stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Home Depot include Lowe's Companies (LOW), Walmart (WMT), Costco Wholesale (COST), Alibaba Group (BABA), McDonald's (MCD), CVS Health (CVS), Starbucks (SBUX), Pinduoduo (PDD), TJX Companies (TJX), and Amazon.com (AMZN). These companies are all part of the "retail/wholesale" sector.

Home Depot vs.

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) are both large-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, community ranking, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings, media sentiment and analyst recommendations.

Home Depot currently has a consensus price target of $346.29, suggesting a potential upside of 6.88%. Lowe's Companies has a consensus price target of $231.35, suggesting a potential upside of 8.84%. Given Lowe's Companies' higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lowe's Companies is more favorable than Home Depot.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Home Depot
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
18 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.75
Lowe's Companies
2 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
15 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.57

In the previous week, Home Depot had 11 more articles in the media than Lowe's Companies. MarketBeat recorded 22 mentions for Home Depot and 11 mentions for Lowe's Companies. Lowe's Companies' average media sentiment score of 0.45 beat Home Depot's score of 0.24 indicating that Lowe's Companies is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Home Depot
4 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
11 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Lowe's Companies
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Home Depot received 298 more outperform votes than Lowe's Companies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.54% of users gave Home Depot an outperform vote while only 72.31% of users gave Lowe's Companies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Home DepotOutperform Votes
1729
73.54%
Underperform Votes
622
26.46%
Lowe's CompaniesOutperform Votes
1431
72.31%
Underperform Votes
548
27.69%

68.7% of Home Depot shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.0% of Lowe's Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Home Depot shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Lowe's Companies shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Home Depot has a net margin of 10.87% compared to Lowe's Companies' net margin of 6.97%. Lowe's Companies' return on equity of -103.72% beat Home Depot's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Depot 10.87% -3,656.69% 22.71%
Lowe's Companies 6.97% -103.72% 18.20%

Home Depot has higher revenue and earnings than Lowe's Companies. Home Depot is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lowe's Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Home Depot$151.16 billion2.19$16.43 billion$16.5919.53
Lowe's Companies$96.25 billion1.37$8.44 billion$10.2120.82

Home Depot pays an annual dividend of $7.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Lowe's Companies pays an annual dividend of $4.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Home Depot pays out 45.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lowe's Companies pays out 41.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Home Depot has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lowe's Companies has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Home Depot beats Lowe's Companies on 12 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding HD and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
Skip Chart

Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
Skip Chart

HD vs. The Competition

MetricHome DepotLumber & other building materials IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$323.46B$78.22B$16.28B$13.79B
Dividend Yield2.41%2.22%2.85%3.66%
P/E Ratio19.5314.7436.5817.81
Price / Sales2.191.1313.7427.95
Price / Cash17.1010.6336.4038.96
Price / Book255.1144.015.846.25
Net Income$16.43B$3.90B$767.53M$887.54M
7 Day Performance0.77%-0.37%1.03%1.10%
1 Month Performance9.43%0.75%3.19%4.08%
1 Year Performance-19.09%-35.19%-24.75%-8.14%

Home Depot Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LOW
Lowe's Companies
2.3536 of 5 stars
$212.55
+2.4%
$231.35
+8.8%
-13.1%$131.93B$96.25B20.82340,000Short Interest ↑
WMT
Walmart
2.5569 of 5 stars
$152.42
-0.4%
$160.14
+5.1%
+8.4%$413.70B$572.75B47.042,300,000Analyst Report
COST
Costco Wholesale
2.5878 of 5 stars
$539.25
+1.9%
$565.42
+4.9%
0.0%$238.67B$226.95B41.04304,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
BABA
Alibaba Group
2.8919 of 5 stars
$87.56
+9.6%
$150.05
+71.4%
-31.3%$231.87B$134.57B218.91254,941Short Interest ↓
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
MCD
McDonald's
2.4219 of 5 stars
$272.79
+1.1%
$287.30
+5.3%
+11.5%$199.80B$23.22B34.36200,000Analyst Report
CVS
CVS Health
2.5099 of 5 stars
$101.88
+1.0%
$118.84
+16.6%
+14.4%$133.87B$292.11B43.35300,000
SBUX
Starbucks
2.683 of 5 stars
$102.20
+3.6%
$100.04
-2.1%
-6.8%$117.31B$32.25B36.24402,000Dividend Announcement
Insider Selling
Options Volume
PDD
Pinduoduo
2.0002 of 5 stars
$82.04
+4.6%
$76.27
-7.0%
+23.4%$101.62B$14.74B27.539,762Analyst Report
Gap Up
High Trading Volume
TJX
TJX Companies
2.6308 of 5 stars
$80.05
-0.1%
$82.11
+2.6%
+15.3%$92.94B$48.55B27.89340,000Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
AMZN
Amazon.com
2.9847 of 5 stars
$96.54
+4.5%
$149.19
+54.5%
-44.9%$984.87B$469.82B88.611,608,000Analyst Report
This page (NYSE:HD) was last updated on 12/1/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff