The Home Depot, Inc. (HD): Insider Trading and Ownership Analysis

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The institutional investor owned 133,455 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock after buying an additional 15,000 shares during the period.

Pictet & Cie Europe SA lifted its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. It increased, as 38 investors sold The Home Depot, Inc. shares while 632 reduced holdings.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for The Home Depot, Strong Buy, according to the average of 22 analyst scores. Home Depot had a net margin of 8.23% and a return on equity of 123.29%. The institutional investor held 22,751 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.49M, up from 2,314 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The Home Depot, Inc. positive trend maintained intact as it continues to move 17.50% above 200 SMA, and if the asset declines the price might have a more hard falling below the moving average price level. (NYSE:HD) or 2,641 shares.

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On its investor day webcast, the Atlanta-based company said it would invest in making check-out faster for customers as well as wages and scheduling for employees.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Inc. now owns 1,338 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock worth $196,000 after buying an additional 326 shares during the last quarter. Home Depot, Inc. has a one year low of $128.68 and a one year high of $186.31. (NYSE:HD) for 120,058 shares. Cohen Lawrence B stated it has 1,895 shares. The stock has a market cap of $185.49 billion, a PE ratio of 23.22 and a beta of 1.09.

DnB Asset Management AS increased its stake in shares of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 12.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Since 2002 and through the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company has returned approximately $73 billion of cash to shareholders through repurchases, repurchasing approximately 1.3 billion shares. The company had revenue of $25.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $24.53 billion. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 238.9%. Home Depot's quarterly revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter past year.

Among 31 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a $0.89 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.29%. Home Depot's payout ratio is 49.44%.

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Home Depot (HD) shares are off slightly after the home improvement retailer reaffirmed full-year guidance, detailed a three-year investment strategy and announced plans to bump up its share buyback program to $15 billion.

It announced a $15 billion share repurchase program in February. However, technicians believes that a higher ratio would indicate the likelihood of a constant augmentation of the company's share price.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on HD shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Home Depot from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $163.26. (NYSE:HD) on Monday, August 17 to "Sell" rating. Credit Suisse Group set a $171.00 price target on shares of Home Depot and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Bluecrest Cap Mngmt Limited reported 61,655 shares. $164.29's average target is -10.15% below currents $182.85 stock price. About 4.96 million shares traded or 9.06% up from the average. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 62,483 shares of the company's stock, valued at $9,816,079.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Qvt Fincl Limited Partnership has 0.32% invested in The Home Depot, Inc.

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