B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Ltd acting for the British Steel Pension Fund held its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 35,122 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Ltd acting for the British Steel Pension Fund’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $5,388,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. American Beacon Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the 1st quarter worth approximately $100,000. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. increased its holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 114.1% during the 1st quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. now owns 745 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $109,000 after acquiring an additional 397 shares during the period. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC increased its holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 81.8% during the 2nd quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC now owns 1,100 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $169,000 after acquiring an additional 495 shares during the period. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC increased its holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,143 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $175,000 after acquiring an additional 7 shares during the period. Finally, Ruggie Capital Group increased its holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 12.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ruggie Capital Group now owns 1,299 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $199,000 after acquiring an additional 141 shares during the period. 71.14% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE HD) opened at $172.06 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $201,857.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.54. Home Depot, Inc. has a 12-month low of $128.68 and a 12-month high of $172.94.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.84 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.81 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $25.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.53 billion. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 8.66% and a return on equity of 238.88%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.60 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Home Depot, Inc. will post 7.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.89 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.07%. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s payout ratio is currently 49.44%.

HD has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Argus upped their target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from $180.00 to $190.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $178.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $182.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. upped their target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) to $167.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eighteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $175.66.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP Matt Carey sold 32,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.10, for a total transaction of $5,027,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 62,483 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,816,079.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate 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.

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

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