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S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
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MarketBeat Week in Review – 2/19 - 2/23
Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion
AI Stock Caught Trading Under Secret Name (Ad)
A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday
West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions
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West Africa's ECOWAS bloc says it's lifting sanctions imposed on Niger over last year’s coup in a new push for dialogue
Macron booed by French farmers who blame him for not doing enough to support agriculture
S&P 500   5,088.80
DOW   39,131.53
QQQ   436.78
Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes
Obama’s 2024 Confession (Ad)
MarketBeat Week in Review – 2/19 - 2/23
Taiwan giant chipmaker TSMC opens first plant in Japan as part of key global expansion
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A collection of the insights Warren Buffett offered in his annual letter Saturday
West Africa bloc lifts coup sanctions on Niger in a new push for dialogue to resolve tensions
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Home Depot (HD) Competitors

$371.96
+0.62 (+0.17%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)

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

Should you be buying Home Depot stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Home Depot include Lowe's Companies (LOW), Costco Wholesale (COST), Walmart (WMT), McDonald's (MCD), Alibaba Group (BABA), PDD (PDD), Booking (BKNG), TJX Companies (TJX), Starbucks (SBUX), and CVS Health (CVS). 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 investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, valuation, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and community ranking.

Home Depot received 302 more outperform votes than Lowe's Companies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 71.62% of users gave Home Depot an outperform vote while only 70.29% of users gave Lowe's Companies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Home DepotOutperform Votes
1764
71.62%
Underperform Votes
699
28.38%
Lowe's CompaniesOutperform Votes
1462
70.29%
Underperform Votes
618
29.71%

Home Depot pays an annual dividend of $8.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Lowe's Companies pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Home Depot pays out 55.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Lowe's Companies pays out 33.9% 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 currently has a consensus target price of $360.46, suggesting a potential downside of 3.09%. Lowe's Companies has a consensus target price of $241.54, suggesting a potential upside of 3.86%. Given Lowe's Companies' higher possible 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
1 Sell rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
15 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.61
Lowe's Companies
0 Sell rating(s)
12 Hold rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.48

Home Depot has a net margin of 9.92% compared to Lowe's Companies' net margin of 8.49%. Home Depot's return on equity of 1,452.22% beat Lowe's Companies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Home Depot9.92% 1,452.22% 19.87%
Lowe's Companies 8.49%-54.56%18.17%

In the previous week, Home Depot had 93 more articles in the media than Lowe's Companies. MarketBeat recorded 115 mentions for Home Depot and 22 mentions for Lowe's Companies. Lowe's Companies' average media sentiment score of 0.64 beat Home Depot's score of 0.17 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
22 Very Positive mention(s)
12 Positive mention(s)
36 Neutral mention(s)
19 Negative mention(s)
7 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Lowe's Companies
7 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
10 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Home Depot has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lowe's Companies has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Home Depot$152.67B2.42$17.11B$15.1024.63
Lowe's Companies$97.06B1.38$6.44B$12.9717.93

68.3% of Home Depot shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.9% of Lowe's Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Home Depot shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Lowe's Companies shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Home Depot beats Lowe's Companies on 14 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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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.
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HD vs. The Competition

MetricHome DepotLumber & other building materials IndustryRetail SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$370.20B$89.96B$20.96B$17.64B
Dividend Yield2.25%2.08%184.49%3.57%
P/E Ratio24.6320.6822.4423.19
Price / Sales2.421.402.327.23
Price / Cash20.1020.5316.8417.54
Price / Book354.2573.536.076.10
Net Income$17.11B$3.83B$643.88M$870.05M
7 Day Performance2.65%-0.03%-1.07%-0.34%
1 Month Performance7.10%1.56%2.75%2.47%
1 Year Performance25.38%16.83%2.17%89.24%

Home Depot Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LOW
Lowe's Companies
4.3018 of 5 stars
$225.51
-0.6%
$242.13
+7.4%
+15.4%$129.69B$97.06B17.39307,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
COST
Costco Wholesale
4.4617 of 5 stars
$725.69
+0.2%
$659.96
-9.1%
+51.0%$321.25B$245.65B49.47316,000
WMT
Walmart
4.5467 of 5 stars
$175.92
+3.3%
$180.97
+2.9%
+23.2%$473.62B$611.29B29.172,100,000Earnings Report
Dividend Cut
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
High Trading Volume
MCD
McDonald's
4.4099 of 5 stars
$292.65
+0.2%
$320.10
+9.4%
+12.9%$212.27B$25.49B25.29150,000Analyst Revision
BABA
Alibaba Group
4.3813 of 5 stars
$73.15
-1.0%
$115.44
+57.8%
-14.7%$185.62B$126.49B13.50235,216
PDD
PDD
4.0552 of 5 stars
$131.30
-2.9%
$128.04
-2.5%
+52.5%$173.26B$18.93B29.5112,992News Coverage
BKNG
Booking
4.0768 of 5 stars
$3,700.86
-0.4%
$3,582.54
-3.2%
+43.0%$129.12B$17.09B25.7721,600Earnings Report
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Down
TJX
TJX Companies
4.162 of 5 stars
$97.38
-0.7%
$99.76
+2.4%
+28.7%$110.98B$49.94B27.59329,000Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
SBUX
Starbucks
4.9388 of 5 stars
$93.46
+0.3%
$111.43
+19.2%
-5.9%$105.82B$35.98B24.99381,000Analyst Revision
CVS
CVS Health
4.8092 of 5 stars
$76.35
-1.0%
$90.11
+18.0%
-10.0%$96.08B$357.78B11.82300,000

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This page (NYSE:HD) was last updated on 2/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff