Broderick Brian C decreased its position in Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 1.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 43,630 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after selling 660 shares during the period. Home Depot, Inc. (The) comprises approximately 2.5% of Broderick Brian C’s holdings, making the stock its 15th largest position. Broderick Brian C’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $6,694,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. State Street Corp increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 55,747,883 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $8,185,463,000 after buying an additional 396,271 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 1.3% in the first quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 8,649,798 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,270,050,000 after buying an additional 108,242 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 1.8% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 7,890,301 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,158,533,000 after buying an additional 140,221 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 43.4% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 5,731,806 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $841,602,000 after buying an additional 1,734,963 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC increased its stake in Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 11.7% in the first quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 5,304,624 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $778,878,000 after buying an additional 556,596 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.44% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE HD) traded up 0.31% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $150.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,809,192 shares. Home Depot, Inc. has a 12 month low of $119.20 and a 12 month high of $160.86. The firm has a market cap of $177.36 billion, a PE ratio of 21.66 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a 50-day moving average of $150.67 and a 200-day moving average of $150.48. Home Depot, Inc. (The) also was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders bought 24,916 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 105% compared to the average daily volume of 12,141 call options.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 15th. The home improvement retailer reported $2.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.21 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $28.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.84 billion. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a return on equity of 192.30% and a net margin of 8.63%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.97 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 14th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a $0.89 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.37%. Home Depot, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio is presently 51.15%.

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HD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $176.00 price target on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Robert W. Baird set a $175.00 price target on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Vetr downgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $164.09 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $168.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $182.00 price target on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, nineteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $169.82.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP Teresa Wynn Roseborough sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.39, for a total value of $2,255,850.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 33,147 shares in the company, valued at $4,984,977.33. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Ann Marie Campbell sold 10,717 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.40, for a total value of $1,633,270.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 64,810 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,877,044. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.26% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) Company 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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