The Home Depot Inc (HD)

HD (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$138.19
pos +0.23
+0.17%
Today's Range: 137.44 - 138.54 | HD Avg Daily Volume: 4,882,300
Last Update: 07/29/16 - 10:26 AM EDT
Volume: 478,276
YTD Performance: 4.32%
Open: $137.46
Previous Close: $137.96
52 Week Range: $92.17 - $138.12
Oustanding Shares: 1,244,007,307
Market Cap: 169,570,636,017
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 10 11 11 10
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 1
Hold 5 5 5 5
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 1.88 1.82 1.82 1.88
Latest Dividend: 0.69
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.02%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/31/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 23.96
Price Earnings Comparisons:
HD Sector Avg. S&P 500
23.96 24.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
3.94% 20.13% 75.21%
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 (07/16) Qtr (10/16) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $1.95 $1.57 $6.28 $7.10
Number of Analysts 11 10 12 12
High Estimate $2.00 $1.60 $6.31 $7.25
Low Estimate $1.89 $1.47 $6.09 $6.80
Prior Year $1.71 $1.35 $5.39 $6.28
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 13.88% 16.30% 16.45% 13.13%
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My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar was weaker. Crude oil dropped by nearly $1 to $41.10. The causality between energy prices and junk bonds and equities have disconnected recently. Gold rose by $7 to $1,333. Agricultural commodities: wheat -3, corn -3, soybeans -7. Lumber -3. Bonds were weaker despite poor economic data and a downbeat Atlanta Fed GDP forecast. I believe that the fixed-income market is discounting a recession. The 10-year U.S. note lost one basis point in yield to 1.50% and the long bond was flat, yielding 2.22%. The 2s/10s spread was relatively flat at 79 basis points. Municipals were up small. Closed-end muni bond funds were mixed. Junk bonds acted junky. Banks and insurance stocks were mixed and brokerages were lower. Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) was up eight cents -- a new (small) short based on the flattening in the yield curve and the prospects for deteriorating domestic economic growth. Autos were lower on Ford's negative guidance and outlook. Oil stocks weakened off of crude oil's continued dive. Retail stocks, save Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's(LOW) (which were stronger), faltered. Agricultural equipment gave back recent gains; I missed shorting Caterpillar (CAT) (which I wanted to execute) but was not around this morning. Media was lower, and was old tech. Staples picked up a bid after recent weakness. Biotech was flat after spirited action yesterday. (T)FANG featured big rips by GOOGL and AMZN after the close and post earnings. In individual stocks, Apple (AAPL) continued to gain (up $1.50) and DuPont (DD) might have an appointment with $70a share. Here are some value added contributions on our site today:: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on Ford and peak autos. Thanks for the shout-out, Jimmy!  Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on the Federal Open Market Committee, gold, aluminum and Ford.  Big Jim Gentile on autos -- fuhgetabout 'em!  RevShark on the prospects for a market breakout. The Divine Ms M on the subsurface "action."
The appliance maker may be one way to play the looming refinance boom.
Investors should hold existing longs but raise sell stops to a close below $125.
Home Depot and Walmart show how even blue-chip companies at times receive more love than they deserve from investors.
Let me give you the unassailable themes.

Charts Warn to Look Out Below Real Money Pro($)

The trading of the last two sessions suggests topping action short term, setting us up for a drop.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened a tad. The price of crude oil rose by over $2 to $46.79. Gold fell by $22.70 to $1,333. The commodity broke out at $1,300, so support seems to be there. Agricultural commodities: wheat +6, corn +5, soybean +31 (!), oats flat. Lumber +3. Bonds schmeissed. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down $2.20. The yield on the 10-year rose by eight basis points to 1.51%. The long bond yield rose nine basis points to 2.23%. The 2s/10s rose to 84 basis points. Municipals were hit small, but closed-end funds got smashed. Several muni bond funds were down by more than 2%. High yield was stronger, despite the decline in the taxable fixed-income market. Banks continued higher. So did brokerages and insurance, led by Goldman Sachs (GS) , up $5, and Lincoln National (LNC) , up $1.85.. Retail was mixed, led by Nike (NKE) to the upside and Home Depot (HD) and Walmart (WMT) to the downside Biotech disappointed. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up only $1.50. After the close Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) raised guidance. Autos continued strong down the track. I covered most of my auto shorts in the Brexit period and I am close to re-shorting on the recent strength. Peak autos, I say, again. Ag equipment, which was sold on the rumor of a big crop, was bought on that news today. Staples did little. Old tech was broadly higher, with IBM (IBM) leading to the upside. Media was weak, with Disney (DIS) barely up and Comcast (CMCSA) (recently covered) lower. (T)FANG was disappointing. Telsa (TSLA) and Amazon (AMZN) were lower. Trade of the Week, short Netflix (NFLX) , was up a beaner. In individual stocks, DD was the world's fair (now up $5 from my incremental buy last week) as was Radian Group (RDN) , up another 4% and now up 18% since last week's inclusion as Trade of the Week. Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was flat, and so was Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) (disappointing, considering its insurance peers' strength). Starbucks (SBUX) , a short, hurt me (up $1.10). Another short, Apple (AAPL) , was up a large fraction. Here are some fine and value-added contributions from our peeps today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer really likes Alcoa (AA) , and because of it I am doing more serious work on this name now.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins takes a non-consensus view on Delta Air Lines (DAL) ; I like this piece.  Tom Graff on what would it take for rates to rise.  Say it ain't so -- Ben "Goldfinger" Cross says gold is looking wobbly. Honest and flexible, Ben, in his approach to the precious commodity.  Tony Owusu takes a look at Amazon's Prime Day.   
It's a pretty broad spectrum, but they've definitely arrived.
They need to do something that makes them stand out as stocks you want to own, not avoid.
Take part in a mini retail revival ahead their earnings season in early August.

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