Traders sold shares of Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $139.05 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $233.40 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $94.35 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Home Depot had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Home Depot traded up $0.17 for the day and closed at $195.56

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Home Depot from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. UBS Group upped their target price on Home Depot from $212.00 to $225.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Citigroup upped their target price on Home Depot from $205.00 to $220.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Loop Capital set a $200.00 target price on Home Depot and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $203.00 price target on shares of Home Depot in a research report on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, twenty-two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $203.35.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.37. The stock has a market cap of $226.44 billion, a PE ratio of 26.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.14.

Home Depot (NYSE:HD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 14th. The home improvement retailer reported $3.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.84 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $30.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.04 billion. Home Depot had a return on equity of 399.15% and a net margin of 8.85%. The firm’s revenue was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Home Depot Inc will post 9.46 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 30th will be paid a dividend of $1.03 per share. This represents a $4.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.11%. Home Depot’s payout ratio is currently 55.23%.

In related news, Director Stephanie Linnartz acquired 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 1st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $187.57 per share, for a total transaction of $187,570.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.25% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Andra AP fonden grew its stake in shares of Home Depot by 191.6% in the second quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 27,700 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $5,404,000 after purchasing an additional 18,200 shares in the last quarter. M Holdings Securities Inc. grew its stake in shares of Home Depot by 8.9% in the second quarter. M Holdings Securities Inc. now owns 5,944 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $1,160,000 after purchasing an additional 484 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its stake in shares of Home Depot by 6.6% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,763,271 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $344,207,000 after purchasing an additional 108,630 shares in the last quarter. Global X Management Co LLC grew its stake in shares of Home Depot by 19.2% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co LLC now owns 15,947 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $3,111,000 after purchasing an additional 2,564 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Titus Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Home Depot in the second quarter worth $293,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 68.94% of the company’s stock.

About Home Depot (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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