Milestone Group Inc. held its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 2,175 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock at the close of the second quarter. Milestone Group Inc.’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $334,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 1,644 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $241,000 after acquiring an additional 6 shares during the period. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,143 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 7 shares during the period. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,725 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $400,000 after purchasing an additional 9 shares during the period. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 3,929 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $603,000 after purchasing an additional 18 shares during the period. Finally, Plancorp LLC boosted its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Plancorp LLC now owns 6,216 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $954,000 after purchasing an additional 21 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 71.38% of the company’s stock.

Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) opened at 164.59 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $158.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $153.90. The firm has a market cap of $194.02 billion, a PE ratio of 23.69 and a beta of 1.07. Home Depot, Inc. has a one year low of $119.20 and a one year high of $166.63.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were given a dividend of $0.89 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.16%. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is 51.15%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Gordon Haskett assumed coverage on Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $189.00 price target for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $164.00 price target on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Sunday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded 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 target on Home Depot, Inc. (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. Finally, Vetr downgraded Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $164.09 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, nineteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Home Depot, Inc. (The) presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $172.38.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP Matt Carey sold 32,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 sale, the executive vice president now owns 62,483 shares in the company, valued at $9,816,079.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Teresa Wynn Roseborough sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.39, for a total value of $2,255,850.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 33,147 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,984,977.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 57,717 shares of company stock worth $8,916,321 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 0.26% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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

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