More big numbers from Home Depot

Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. raised its stake in Home Depot by 0.7% in the first quarter. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Home Depot Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 140 to 118 for a decrease of 22. Advantage Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Home Depot during the fourth quarter valued at about $103,000. 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.

Since the start of the New Year, The Home Depot, Inc. Inc. now owns 745 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 397 shares during the period. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Home Depot from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $152.86 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 23rd.

Sales of big-ticket items, which are priced above $900 and account for a fifth of total sales, rose 15.8 percent in the first quarter ended April 30, Home Depot said. Looking back over the last month, shares have performed 7.08%. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.53% of the company's stock.

The Home Depot, Inc. has 1,202,918,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 157 giving The Home Depot, Inc. a market capitalisation of 188.86B United States dollars. The 52 week high shares of The Home Depot, Inc. have reached is 158.15 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 119.2. The company's share price has outperformed the S&P 500 year to date by over 9.59%. The company's 50-day moving average price is $150.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $139.69.

Net earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 were $2.0 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, contrast with net earnings of $1.8 billion, or $1.44 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2016. The home improvement retailer reported $1.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.06. Consensus estimates called for EPS of $1.61 and revenues of $23.72 billion.

On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had net income of $1.67. The company also raised its profit outlook for the year. Equities research analysts expect that Home Depot Inc will post $7.20 EPS for the current year.

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COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This story was reported by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily. Finally, Fiduciary Trust Co. increased its position in shares of Home Depot by 2.4% in the first quarter. If you are investing like Buffett, the report can assist in finding the company with the durable competitive advantage, and if Peter Lynch is your hero, you might find a low P/E ratio, share buyback or future earnings growth in the depths of the report. Argus boosted their price target on Home Depot to $160.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $148.00 price target on Home Depot and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. At recent closing price of $32.22, IVZ has a chance to add $3.23 or 10.02% in 52 weeks, based on mean target price ($35.45) placed by analysts.The analyst consensus opinion of 2.1 looks like a hold. The Company sells an assortment of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, and provides various services.

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