The Home Depot, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance

Jon Howard
May 18, 2017

(HD) has a price to book ratio of 43.57 versus S&P 500 average of 3.07. Union Bankshares Corp holds 0.32% of its portfolio in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) for 6,434 shares. The stock of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, August 2. This gives investors an idea of how much the security has moved in the a year ago and whether it is trading near the top, middle or bottom of the range. M&T Financial Bank has invested 0.38% in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD).

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 0.76%. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a certain period of time.

Receive News & Ratings for Home Depot Inc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Home Depot Inc and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $148.00 target price on Home Depot and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. Looking back over the last month, shares have performed 7.08%.

Housing prices have been steadily on the rise, which motivates prospective sellers to do home improvement projects to maximize the sale price for their house. This indicates the dollar amount an investor can expect to invest in a company in order to receive one dollar of that company's earnings.

The data in this report is in part provided by Zacks Research and Yahoo Finance. Though, one needs to keep in mind the limited sales growth and track down the reason that earnings per share is growing so much faster than sales. Forward P/E ratio is at 19.32. Institutional investors own 71.53% of the company's stock.

Disney stock retreated 1.6% to 106.22, almost hitting a 2017 low intraday. Sell-side analysts have also provided a consensus recommendation of 1.90 on company shares. On Tuesday, May 24 the stock rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets with "Buy".

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Among 2 analysts covering Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold.

"While inevitably helpful, it would be unfair to say that Home Depot's performance is exclusively down to underlying economic factors", Saunders said in an email.

Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc, which manages about $99.91 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Becton Dickinson & Co (NYSE:BDX) by 55,545 shares to 987,230 shares, valued at $181.10 million in 2017Q1, according to the filing. The company has market cap of $563.67 million. The 1-year High price of the stock is $158.15, while the 1-year low price is $117.85. 4,027,898 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock is presently trading up its SMA-50 of $17.49. It reveals information about how volatile a stock is.

The Stock has Weekly volatility of 1.11% and monthly volatility of 1.09%.

Return on Investment measures the amount of return on an investment relative to the investment's cost. Important factors to focus when evaluating a stock's present and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors. For this reason, many traders with a high risk tolerance look to multiple measures of volatility to help inform their trade strategies. It has been suggested as "Buy Opinions" from 14 and 0 issued "Sell Thoughts" for the stock. Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company.

The goal of a stock price analysis is to study the behaviour of stock prices.

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