The Home Depot Inc. (HD)

237.93
NYSE : Retail Trade
Prev Close 236.77
Day Low/High 235.64 / 238.73
52 Wk Low/High 158.09 / 238.17
Avg Volume 3.73M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.10B
Market Cap 259.30B
EPS 9.80
P/E Ratio 23.58
Div & Yield 5.44 (2.17%)

Expanding My Overall Net Short Exposure

After eliminating a long,  , adding two shorts, and , and expanding my and shorts (as Mr. Market ramped on a better consumer confidence print - which is non predictive to the markets), I have further expanded my overall net short exposure. I have a ...

Home Depot Earnings, and Why I Like the Firm So Much

Home Depot Earnings, and Why I Like the Firm So Much

Where to add now, if one is enticed to do so, based on the attractive plans to return some dough to the folks?

Expanded My Short Book

I have put on three new shorts in the last few days - Disney , Home Depot , and Caterpillar .

Home Depot's Numbers Disappoint and Its Stock Charts Are Weaker

Home Depot's Numbers Disappoint and Its Stock Charts Are Weaker

HD is lower in early Tuesday trading but where it closes is more important.

Stick to Larger E&P Outfits for an Oil Play, Plus a Trade on PLNT: Market Recon

Stick to Larger E&P Outfits for an Oil Play, Plus a Trade on PLNT: Market Recon

And stay away from under-capitalized, over-indebted shale producers that face pressure to limit capital expenditures.

Break In

I am shorting Home Depot (EPS miss) and Caterpillar (UBS downgrade) in premarket trading.

U.S./China Trade Deal, Fed's Powell Goes to Congress, HD Earnings: Market Recon

U.S./China Trade Deal, Fed's Powell Goes to Congress, HD Earnings: Market Recon

In the end, everything really boils down to growth, or at least setting the stage for increased growth.

More Evidence of 'Peak Housing'

* I continue to avoid anything housing-related Danielle DiMartino Booth delivers more cautionary remarks about the US residential real estate market this morning: Ghosted by Housing VIPs The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey is the...

It's Not Too Late

"Stayed in bed all mornin' just to pass the time There's somethin' wrong here, there can be no denyin' One of us is changin', or maybe we've just stopped tryin'" --Carole King, It's Too Late Time passes so slowly if you are unware of it and so quick...

Trade Deals, Climate Change Stock Picks, Chipotle Rebounds: Market Recon

Trade Deals, Climate Change Stock Picks, Chipotle Rebounds: Market Recon

Does it not make sense to create a separate portfolio made up of equities that will benefit -- as sick as that sounds -- when an area needs to rebuild?

'Wonder Dogs' and 'Underdogs': 2 Hot Diggity Twists on the 'Dogs of the Dow'

'Wonder Dogs' and 'Underdogs': 2 Hot Diggity Twists on the 'Dogs of the Dow'

Selecting the creme de la creme of last year's top dividend dogs generated an average total return of 8.8%.

Are You 'Feeling' the Markets?

Are You 'Feeling' the Markets?

I'm quite sure the whipsaw action over the past couple of months is driving you nuts.

Shop for the Best in 2019: 6 Top Retail Stock Picks

Shop for the Best in 2019: 6 Top Retail Stock Picks

From smaller-cap specialty stores to some of the world's largest big-box retailing outlets, experts choose their top retail stocks for 2019.

Jim Cramer: What Are We to Make of Today's Market Decline?

Jim Cramer: What Are We to Make of Today's Market Decline?

Is it a retest based on the damage the Fed has already done, the result of a breakdown in trade talks or a sign of a slowing global economy?

Jim Cramer: This Market Takes Its Cue From the Positive and Ignores the Negative

Jim Cramer: This Market Takes Its Cue From the Positive and Ignores the Negative

So far 2019 is proving to be a year where things have a habit of working out right.

No One Has Yet Gotten the Trivia Question Answered Correctly, So I'm Going to Repost It and Give Subs Another Few Hours

This contest is open to everyone, but the prize is two passes to a very special event that I've put together for this Sunday afternoon in Palm Beach, Fla. (Plan accordingly before you enter, as I'm not providing transportation, just entry to the eve...

Trivia Contest

Some of you might have noticed that I briefly posted an item Tuesday about a trivia contest, but we've had to add the disclosures below to make our lawyers happy. This contest is open to everyone, but the prize is two passes to a very special event ...

2019 Stock and Sector Predictions From CFRA Research

2019 Stock and Sector Predictions From CFRA Research

Where are we headed in 2019? The independent research firm's equity analysts offer their prognostications for the year.

Retail Is Getting Clobbered but There Are Some Opportunities Here

Retail Is Getting Clobbered but There Are Some Opportunities Here

The best retailers are still Amazon, and probably Walmart.

It Isn't Time to Sound the All Clear in the Equity Space Just Yet: Market Recon

It Isn't Time to Sound the All Clear in the Equity Space Just Yet: Market Recon

Market participants are smart enough to know by now that when one must venture across thin ice, one does not linger.

Jim Cramer: The Fed Wants a Higher Level of Growth As a Cushion

Jim Cramer: The Fed Wants a Higher Level of Growth As a Cushion

Retail and housing stocks are reacting to what will happen this spring, rather than Fed fears. This is how to play it.

Jim Cramer: What Has to Happen for These Stocks to Be in Favor Again?

Jim Cramer: What Has to Happen for These Stocks to Be in Favor Again?

How hated do stocks have to be before they are too hated?

Foot Locker: Color Me Impressed

Foot Locker: Color Me Impressed

Good quarter. Beat expectations for both EPS and revenue. Crushed expectations for same store sales.

Jim Cramer: Here Are 10 Big Problems the Market Is Facing Now

Jim Cramer: Here Are 10 Big Problems the Market Is Facing Now

We are all struggling to figure out when this rout ends.

Anything Short of Escalation Is a Win in This Trade War: Market Recon

Anything Short of Escalation Is a Win in This Trade War: Market Recon

Pence's speech over the weekend showed no signs of easing tensions with China.

Jim Cramer: The Prism Determines How Stocks Trade Now

Jim Cramer: The Prism Determines How Stocks Trade Now

The perception of the majority right now is quite negative.

Jim Cramer: Here's What a Bull Needs

Jim Cramer: Here's What a Bull Needs

You must hear Nvidia report a good number and you need to hear that Applied Materials won't slash its 2019 forecast.

Jim Cramer: Bear Market Behavior

Jim Cramer: Bear Market Behavior

In reality people just want to get out because they fear they will lose their shirt.

Retail Is Ready to Take Off This Holiday Shopping Season

Retail Is Ready to Take Off This Holiday Shopping Season

The upcoming shopping season could be a strong one for many retailers.