The Home Depot Inc. (HD)

HD (NYSE:Home Improvement Chains) EQUITY
$186.63
neg -0.24
-0.13%
Today's Range: 184.98 - 187.32 | HD Avg Daily Volume: 4,917,500
Last Update: 05/23/18 - 3:59 PM EDT
Volume: 7,382,585
YTD Performance: -1.40%
Open: $187.10
Previous Close: $186.87
52 Week Range: $144.25 - $207.61
Oustanding Shares: 1,152,717,000
Market Cap: 218,774,156,250
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 19 18 17 16
Moderate Buy 3 3 3 3
Hold 5 5 5 4
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.46 1.48 1.50 1.46
Latest Dividend: 1.03
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.17%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/30/18
Price Earnings Ratio: 26.03
Price Earnings Comparisons:
HD Sector Avg. S&P 500
26.03 24.37 19.60
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.75% 19.82% 66.61%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 6.67 0.20 0.07
Net Income 13.29 0.40 0.11
EPS 13.02 0.60 0.15
Earnings for HD:
EBITDA 16.74B
Revenue 100.90B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (07/18) Qtr (10/18) FY (01/19) FY (01/20)
Average Estimate $2.85 $2.32 $9.45 $10.17
Number of Analysts 15 14 17 17
High Estimate $2.91 $2.42 $9.65 $10.44
Low Estimate $2.78 $2.23 $9.30 $9.85
Prior Year $2.25 $1.84 $7.46 $9.45
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 26.52% 26.16% 26.68% 7.61%
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The market punished the consistent companies and rewarded the turnaround stories on Wednesday.
Toll Brothers fell some 10% Tuesday, while the overall sector is down some 15% year to date.
Your best defense against markets that twist and turn in undesirable ways is to know what you are trying to accomplish.
It's important to know the difference between broken stocks and broken companies.
The growth driving many U.S. companies shares is disproportionately centered in China.
After the first-quarter's big chill from lousy weather, the economy is heating up fast.
Let's take a fresh look at the charts and indicators.
Markets' knee jerk reaction to Home Depot missed the point.
Meanwhile, the six month Treasury bill yields over 2% (2.09% this morning) and the two year Treasury bill's yield is over 2.55%. Inflation, too, is likely at a multi-year infection point. I continue to view June/July 2016 as The Generational Low In Yields. Non US yields are at even more unjustified levels and will lead to large mark to market losses over the next few years - imperiling retail and institutional investors and banks in Europe that have leveraged positions in over-priced fixed income. (Just look at Argentina, a country that has defaulted on its sovereign debt on eight separate occasions - most recently in 2001. As a measure of lameness, investors scooped up 100-year Argentina bonds last June). Bonds are in year two of a major Bear Market - fixed income (of all types) are overvalued (and I remain short bonds). 4 . The Orange Swan represents clear risks for the equity markets and for the real economy. As I have written in my Diary and stated on Fox News yesterday afternoon, hastily crafted tweets by the White House are dangerous in a flat, networked and interconnected world. The inconsistency of policy (which seems to be designed and conflated with politics as we approach the mid-term elections) seems to be weighing on business fixed investment plans which, I have learned through many of my corporate contacts, are being deferred (and even derailed) in the face of uncertainty and lack of orthodoxy and inconsistency of the delivering policy by "The Supreme Tweeter" who resides in Washington, D.C. 5 . Investor sentiment has grown more optimistic and fears of a large drop in stocks has been all but disappeared. 6 . Technicals and resistance points mark a short term threat to stocks. Not only has the market risen for eight consecutive days but an important Fibonacci point has been been met (from the January highs). As well, the S&P Index is now at the 2725-2750 resistance level - the upper end of the recent trading range. Yesterday, the lynx-eyed David Rosenberg remarked, on CNBC, that on breadth and volume the rally has been less powerful than recent rallies. 7 . The dominance of passive and price momentum based strategies are exaggerating short term market runs - contributing to a false sense of investor security. Though our investment world exists as buyers live buyer and sellers live lower, beware of a change in momentum that can turn the market's tide. 8 . After nearly a decade, both the market advance and a sustained period of domestic economic growth have grown long in the tooth. 9. Though market valuations are high they are not too stretched - but other classical market metrics (equity capitalization to GDP, price to book, price to sales) are very stretched. 10. A new regime of volatility, seen recently, might signal a change in market complexion.
Home Depot is one of my oldest long positions.

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