First Command Bank lifted its holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 4.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,487 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 381 shares during the period. First Command Bank’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $1,302,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in HD. Boston Partners acquired a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in the first quarter valued at about $326,895,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 43.4% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,731,806 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $841,602,000 after buying an additional 1,734,963 shares in the last quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp acquired a new stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth about $99,739,000. Jennison Associates LLC grew its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 11.7% during the first quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 5,304,624 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $778,878,000 after buying an additional 556,596 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 721.7% during the first quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 608,454 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $89,339,000 after buying an additional 534,406 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.39% of the company’s stock.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP Matt Carey sold 32,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $157.10, for a total value of $5,027,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 62,483 shares in the company, valued at $9,816,079.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Ann Marie Campbell sold 10,717 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.40, for a total value of $1,633,270.80. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 64,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,877,044. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 57,717 shares of company stock valued at $8,916,321 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on HD shares. Vetr downgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $164.18 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Longbow Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $169.98.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE HD) traded down 0.13% on Tuesday, reaching $157.61. 1,534,307 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $153.06 and its 200 day moving average is $151.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $185.79 billion, a PE ratio of 22.68 and a beta of 1.07. Home Depot, Inc. has a 12-month low of $119.20 and a 12-month high of $161.38.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 15th. The home improvement retailer reported $2.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.04. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 192.30% and a net margin of 8.63%. The firm had revenue of $28.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.84 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.97 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.33 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were given a $0.89 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.26%. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 51.15%.

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Home Depot, Inc. (The) Profile

The 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 serves three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers.

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

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