The Home Depot Inc (HD)

HD (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$128.27
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00 | HD Avg Daily Volume: 4,233,400
Last Update: 09/28/16 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -3.01%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $128.27
52 Week Range: $109.62 - $139.00
Oustanding Shares: 1,235,573,686
Market Cap: 156,695,454,859
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for HD
Buy Hold Sell
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 12 12 10 11
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 5 5 5 5
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 1.78 1.78 1.88 1.82
Latest Dividend: 0.69
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.18%
Dividend Ex-Date: 08/30/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 21.42
Price Earnings Comparisons:
HD Sector Avg. S&P 500
21.42 21.40 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.58% 12.42% 68.87%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 6.40 0.20 0.06
Net Income 10.50 0.60 0.15
EPS 15.90 0.80 0.22
Earnings for HD:
EBITDA 13.64B
Revenue 88.52B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (10/16) Qtr (01/17) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $1.58 $1.33 $6.32 $7.16
Number of Analysts 13 12 14 14
High Estimate $1.61 $1.36 $6.35 $7.25
Low Estimate $1.53 $1.28 $6.25 $7.00
Prior Year $1.35 $1.17 $5.39 $6.32
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 16.87% 13.96% 17.24% 13.32%
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar flat-lined. The price of crude oil increased by $2 a barrel to $46.67 on the OPEC chatter, previously mentioned. Gold fell by $4.60 to $1,325 ... not trading well. Agricultural commodities mostly lower: wheat was down $0.02, corn down $0.02, soybeans down $0.07 and oats down $0.01. Lumber up $1. Bonds were unchanged, with little movement in yields. The 10-year yield was up 1, and the long bond was flat. 2s/10s (yield curve) flat at 81 basis points. Municipals flat, but junk bond prices ripped after OPEC and closed much higher on the day. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose $0.13 to nearly $15. I would sell this strength. Banks rallied despite the lousy publicity: Congressional uproar and California state's temporary cancellation of its business relationship with Wells Fargo. More in my opening missive. The canary in the coal mine, DB, rallied after weeks of weakness. My view? Neidermeyer, dead. Deutsch Bank (DB) dead.  REITs fell small, after broad gains in the last few days. I added to my iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) short. Insurance and brokerages rallied -- albeit modestly. Staying long HIG and short Morgan Stanley (MS) , Goldman Sachs (GS) , Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) . Biotech under-performed. Allergan (AGN) , Gilead Sciences (

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Real Money Pro($)

Mr. Market. But it seems, these days, the market is again resuming to have no memory from day to day. Bonds' stronger price, lower in yield. The 10-year yield is down three basis points (bps) and the long bond by nearly 5 bps. Importantly the yield curve is really flattening; with the 2s/10s spread down to only 81 bps I remain short the iShares Barclays 20+ Yr Treas. Bond ETF (TLT) . Brokerages and banks rally after being sharply lower on Tuesday. I am short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) -- but small Insurance reversing yesterday's "schmeissing." I added to my large Hartford Financial Services (HIG) long. Retail a good sector led by Home Depot (HD) and Target (TGT) . Technology +. Twitter keeps chirping. (T)FANG, save Tesla (TSLA) . Coca-Cola (KO) rallies after recent weakness. (Not good for me, 'cause I am short.) The Bad The price of crude oil is lower today, down by $1.22 to $44.71 a barrel. Gold weaker: down $14 lower to $1330. The Ugly Can't find problem children today.  Programming note: There will be no "Takeaways" as I am going to see the movie "Sully."

Home Depot Is Breaking Down Real Money Pro($)

Home Depot (HD) , a bull market stalwart, is breaking down.
The REIT could find out very quickly that being shackled to a troubled Sears is not without serious downside.
Stocks rally and then get smacked down in this inconsistent atmosphere.
These are some head-scratching (i.e., not good) August retail numbers.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar retreated. The price of crude oil got schmeissed for the second day in a row, down by $1.22 to $43.68. Gold was up$2.20. I still look for a technical break under current support of $1,300 to $1,310. Agricultural commodities: wheat +2, corn +2 and soybeans flat after this week's schmeissing. No change for lumber. Bonds rallied a bit after recent weakness. I wouldn't be surprised if the small rally continues, but I stand on my "generational bottom in yIelds" thesis, as 1.60% on the 10-year remains support now The 10-year U.S. note yield (1.70%) dropped by four basis points and the long bond by two basis points. The 2s/10s spread dropped by one basis points to 93 basis points. Municipals and junk bonds moved little. Banks continued to weaken as the Wells Fargo (WFC) news worsens. I covered my Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short yesterday. Insurance and brokerages showed little in either direction. REITS continue to trade poorly -- a fractional gain after being manhandled over the last week. iShares U.S. Real Estate ETF (IYR) has broken down. Energy stocks fell for the second day in a row -- good for my U.S. Oil Fund (USO) , Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) shorts. I'm sticking with them.  Biotech strengthened on the heels of Allergan (AGN) . A former member of my Biotech Basket, Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) , is up nearly 64% after hours on positive drug news. Paradise lost! Autos stalled. Retail rallied small. Dead-cat bounces in Dollar Tree (DLTR) , Dollar General (DG) and Home Depot (HD) , me thinkst. Agricultural equipment was mixed. My short, Caterpillar (CAT) , rose. Deere (DE) "Prudence" fell. Entertainment was slightly lower. Popular Disney (DIS) continues to be a great short. Staples were lower. My core short, Coca-Cola (KO) , made a new 2016 low. (T)FANG traded as flat as my Grandma Koufax's potato pancakes. In individual stocks, Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were catching their collective breath. Twitter was better on some new product news. Here are some great value-added contributions on our site today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says demand is down but not out.  Divine Ms M made another great call.  "Cousin" Gary Morrow doesn't like Ford's (F) technicals. And i don't like the company's fundamentals! Rev hates the macro monkeys.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on a balanced view.   

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar strengthened. The price of crude oil fell by $1.28 to $45.01 a barrel. Gold fell by $4 to $1,321 an ounce. I will stick with my expectation that we break $1,300-$1,310 support -- a guess based on obvious technicals. So my view on the asset class is semi useless! As I mentioned in my fertilizer post, agricultural commodities got hit again. Wheat down 7, corn down 9 and soybeans down 19. Lumber was off $2.70. Bonds fell in price and yields rallied. The 2s/10s spread rose to 94 basis points. Municipals fell, and I continue to avoid closed-end muni bond funds. (Look at closed-end muni fund BlackRock Municipal Target Term Trust (BTT) today -- there is no liquidity on the way out in these ETFs!). Junk bonds hit again, but Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) remains vulnerable. Avoid like syphilis. Banks foundered despite higher interest rates and a steepening yield curve, dispelling the notion at least for this week that financials thrive when rates rise. To me, it depends why rates are rising. Insurance stocks down, but only modestly. Hartford Financial Services (HIG) rallied off its lows, and I added this week. Brokerages taken to the woodshed. I remain short Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) (albeit small). Bond surrogates, like real estate investment trusts (such as the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) on my Best Ideas List) got clocked. Retail was on discount with market leader Home Depot (HD) again a downside feature. Autos and energy stocks weaker. Ag equipment lower on poor August dealer stats at Deere (DE) . I should be adding to my Caterpillar (CAT) short. Staples fell. Coca-Cola (KO) remains my favorite conservative large-cap short. It's doing its job lately on the downside. (T)FANG hit. Netflix (NFLX) downgraded. Tesla (TSLA) , ever the controversial stock, lower. Alphabet (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) down double digits. In individual names, Twitter (TWTR) , Radian Group (RDN) and DuPont (DD) were subject to profit taking. Oaktree Capital (OAK) higher most of the day until the last hour. Trade of the Week CMC Metals (CMC) suffered. Apple (AAPL) prospered. I was extraordinarily active in my Diary today and we had numerous value-added propositions from our great contributors: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer is going crazy about something. Mark "Nashville Cats" Sebastian on junk bonds.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on how to trade the S&P 500 Index. Tom Graff on the Fed's fault -- or is it? Divine Ms. M has some gripes about the rally.
The global bond market, including taxable-bond plays like the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) , non-taxables like the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB) and high-yield securities like the iShares iBoxx U.S. Dollar High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) . I would not be long any closed-end municipal bond funds or junk-bond funds, e.g. (BGG)  (down $0.15). All bond surrogates. That includes real estate investment trusts like the iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF (IYR) recently placed on Best Ideas List, consumer staples and utilities. Growth stocks like Amazon, (AMZN) , Netflix (NFLX)  and Tesla (TSLA) . Banks, despite the general drop in bond prices. Retail plays, including Home Depot (HD) , Nordstroms (JWN) , Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Dollar General (DG) . The price of crude oil and oil stocks like Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) . Fertilizer companies like Monsanto (MON) and Potash (POT) . Media stocks like Walt Disney (DIS) . Consumer-discretionary stocks, including Starbucks (SBUX) . Consumer staples such as Coca-Cola (KO) . Autos, including Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) . The S&P 500 (SPY) .

Things That Are Breaking Down Real Money Pro($)

The global bond market, including taxable-bond plays like the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) , non-taxables like the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB) and high-yield securities like the iShares iBoxx U.S. Dollar High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) . All bond surrogates. Growth stocks li

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