Investors purchased shares of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $230.92 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $127.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $103.57 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Home Depot had the 12th highest net in-flow for the day. Home Depot traded down ($1.30) for the day and closed at $191.17

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on HD shares. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 price target on shares of Home Depot in a report on Sunday, September 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Home Depot from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $228.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, October 5th. UBS Group boosted their target price on shares of Home Depot from $212.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 20th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Home Depot from $210.00 to $225.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, Citigroup boosted their target price on shares of Home Depot from $205.00 to $220.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $207.40.

The stock has a market capitalization of $237.01 billion, a PE ratio of 25.71, a P/E/G ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 11.60.

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The home improvement retailer reported $3.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.84 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $30.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.04 billion. Home Depot had a net margin of 9.45% and a return on equity of 522.68%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.59 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Home Depot Inc will post 9.58 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 10,854 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $201.64, for a total value of $2,188,600.56. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 40,057 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,077,093.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Matt Carey sold 4,125 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $195.43, for a total transaction of $806,148.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 60,179 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,760,781.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.25% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Viridian Ria LLC lifted its position in shares of Home Depot by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Viridian Ria LLC now owns 2,355 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock valued at $465,000 after acquiring an additional 255 shares during the period. Nadler Financial Group Inc. raised its holdings in Home Depot by 11.6% during the second quarter. Nadler Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,545 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $496,000 after buying an additional 264 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Home Depot by 1.4% during the third quarter. Eagle Capital Management LLC now owns 19,839 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $4,110,000 after buying an additional 265 shares during the last quarter. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Home Depot by 6.5% during the second quarter. Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 4,385 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $856,000 after buying an additional 266 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bingham Osborn & Scarborough LLC raised its holdings in Home Depot by 11.2% during the second quarter. Bingham Osborn & Scarborough LLC now owns 2,712 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $529,000 after buying an additional 273 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.01% of the company’s stock.

Home Depot Company Profile (NYSE:HD)

The Home Depot, Inc operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and d├ęcor products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself and professional customers.

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