CENTRAL TRUST Co boosted its holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 0.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 128,201 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 264 shares during the quarter. Home Depot, Inc. (The) accounts for about 1.3% of CENTRAL TRUST Co’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 16th biggest position. CENTRAL TRUST Co’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $19,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 8.9% in the second quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 4,455 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $683,000 after acquiring an additional 365 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 2.5% in the second quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,826 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $1,354,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares during the period. James Investment Research Inc. increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 944.7% in the second quarter. James Investment Research Inc. now owns 60,802 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $9,327,000 after acquiring an additional 54,982 shares during the period. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 7.1% in the second quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC now owns 58,028 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $8,901,000 after acquiring an additional 3,859 shares during the period. Finally, Ledyard National Bank increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 1.2% in the second quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 49,501 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $7,593,000 after acquiring an additional 579 shares during the period. 71.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Gordon Haskett assumed coverage on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $189.00 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $164.00 price objective on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Sunday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Robert W. Baird set a $175.00 price objective on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $164.09 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Home Depot, Inc. (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $172.38.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP Teresa Wynn Roseborough sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.39, for a total transaction of $2,255,850.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 33,147 shares in the company, valued at $4,984,977.33. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Matt Carey sold 32,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $157.10, for a total transaction of $5,027,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 62,483 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,816,079.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 57,717 shares of company stock worth $8,916,321. Corporate insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

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Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE HD) traded up 0.10% on Monday, reaching $166.01. 893,021 shares of the company were exchanged. Home Depot, Inc. has a 12-month low of $119.20 and a 12-month high of $166.63. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $157.07 and its 200-day moving average price is $153.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $195.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.89 and a beta of 1.07.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were issued a dividend of $0.89 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 51.15%.

About Home Depot, Inc. (The)

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.

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

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