Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) by 14.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 327,192 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock after buying an additional 40,300 shares during the period. Home Depot, Inc. (The) makes up approximately 0.9% of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund’s holdings in Home Depot, Inc. (The) were worth $50,191,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. American Beacon Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the first quarter worth about $100,000. Advantage Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $103,000. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. raised its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 114.1% in the first quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. now owns 745 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $109,000 after buying an additional 397 shares during the last quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) by 0.4% in the first quarter. CT Financial Advisors LLC now owns 758 shares of the home improvement retailer’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) during the fourth quarter worth about $131,000. 71.63% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) opened at 152.88 on Monday. Home Depot, Inc. has a 52 week low of $119.20 and a 52 week high of $160.86. The company’s 50-day moving average is $155.07 and its 200-day moving average is $146.38. The company has a market cap of $182.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.88 and a beta of 1.09.

Home Depot, Inc. (The) (NYSE:HD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 16th. The home improvement retailer reported $1.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.06. Home Depot, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 8.53% and a return on equity of 158.80%. The company had revenue of $23.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $23.74 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Home Depot, Inc. will post $7.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “market perform” rating and set a $152.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $169.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $182.00 target price on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Vetr lowered shares of Home Depot, Inc. (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $164.09 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nineteen have given a buy rating to the company. Home Depot, Inc. (The) currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $164.67.

In other Home Depot, Inc. (The) news, EVP William G. Lennie sold 31,239 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $155.47, for a total transaction of $4,856,727.33. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,294 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,197,328.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Wayne M. Hewett purchased 350 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $157.11 per share, with a total value of $54,988.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,400 shares in the company, valued at $219,954. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 128,900 shares of company stock valued at $20,167,386 in the last ninety days. 0.26% of the stock is owned by corporate 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.

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

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