The Home Depot Inc (HD)

HD (NYSE:Retail) EQUITY
$134.54
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Today's Range: 0.00 - 0.00 | HD Avg Daily Volume: 4,778,900
Last Update: 05/03/16 - 4:00 PM EDT
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: 1.73%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $134.54
52 Week Range: $92.17 - $137.00
Oustanding Shares: 1,252,951,007
Market Cap: 170,463,984,502
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Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 10 11 10 10
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 5 5 6 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.88 1.83 1.76 1.76
Latest Dividend: 0.69
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.03%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/08/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 24.92
Price Earnings Comparisons:
HD Sector Avg. S&P 500
24.92 24.90 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
8.68% 22.81% 81.91%
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 (04/16) Qtr (07/16) FY (01/17) FY (01/18)
Average Estimate $1.33 $1.96 $6.18 $7.00
Number of Analysts 10 9 12 10
High Estimate $1.35 $1.98 $6.24 $7.16
Low Estimate $1.32 $1.93 $6.13 $6.80
Prior Year $1.16 $1.71 $5.39 $6.18
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 14.66% 14.36% 14.73% 13.19%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 29, 2016 | 5:37 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar rose modestly. It's back to nearly 1.15 against the Euro. Crude oil dropped a dime and closed at $45.93 Nat gas rose by seven cents. Gold rallied by almost $30 to $1,296. Silver was 29 cents higher. Agricultural commodities quieted down. Wheat +2.75, corn +0.75, soybean +2.25 and oats -1.75. Lumber dropped by 4.50. Bonds flat-lined. The yield on the 10- and 30-year note and bonds were unchanged. Non-taxable bonds were unchanged. Another day in which closed-end municipal bond funds fared well. Damn, am I ticked that I sold out months ago. Terrific concept, bad execution! High-yield bonds improved in a small way. But, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose 10 cents higher to $13.92, near its recent highs. I am out of the name. Banks sold off for the third day in a row. I remain short Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF). I expect more profit taking. Life insurance stocks -- I remain short Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) -- were also weak, though HIG was conspicuous in its strength. Brokerage stocks outperformed in a relative sense, with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) flat on the day. Retail stocks, save Home Depot (HD) -- up $1.30, reversing yesterday's slide -- were underperformers. My only position in the space was the world's fair -- short Nordstrom (JWN), which was down by $1.50. Old tech weakened. Autos got wrecked. Ford (F) was down 53 cents and General Motors (GM) down 64 cents. Media was weaker, with Comcast (CMCSA) down 39 cents and Disney (DIS) down 77 cents. Biotech, which appears to be the object of the affection of some on Real Money Pro and elsewhere, was down substantially, with iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) down more than $7. I see most of the large-cap biotech stocks as value traps. Speaking of biotech, Pershing's Bill Ackman will be on CNBC's "Half Time" report extolling the virtue of Valeant (VRX). I will be doing the opposite in my opening missive! My speculation biotech basket got hammered. (T)FANG was toothless, excluding the large (delayed) gain in Amazon (AMZN). Apple (AAPL), a short, followed through to the downside by a beaner. NOSH was not particularly tasty. CRABBY fared well, with Alleghany (Y) up $6. In individual stocks: Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR) were flat. Radian Group (RDN) gave up some of its recent gains, but Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) stayed mighty -- up 60 cents and on my Best Ideas List. Here are some good columns posted today on Real Money Pro: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the need for better market leadership. (I agree!)   Jeremy LaKosh sees Xerox (XRX) as a value play.   Suz "Double S" Smith on trading for income.  Tim Melvin rocks it with a little Axel Rose.  Carleton English on what's best for Carl Icahn may not be best for you. 
By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 28, 2016 | 4:28 PM EDT
Stocks slid sharply in the final hour to finish at the day's lows after a real roller coaster of a day! Booyah! The U.S. dollar weakened. The price of crude oil rose by 63 cents to $45.96. Gold climbed by $17 to $1,267. Silver rose by 30 cents. Agricultural commodities: wheat +1.50, corn +7.00, soybean flat and oats -2.25. Bonds rose in price, declined in yield. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by three basis points to 1.83% and the long bond by only one basis points to yield 2.68%. Municipals were well-bid. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. The high-yield market showed little price movement. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB), up earlier in the day, closed down a dime. Banks are at the lows of the day. I double my XLF short today. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Citigroup (C) were down by about a half a beaner, while Bank of America (BAC) slid by 25 cents. Brokerages were lower. Morgan Stanley (MS) was down 30 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) was off about $2.50. Life insurance, the object of my disaffection, got schmeissed with dollar-plus losses for MetLife (MET), Lincoln National (LNC) and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) also was lower by a similar amount. Retail stocks were broadly lower, led by Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW). Short Nordstrom (JWN) was off 65 cents. Old media sank, led by IBM (IBM), down $3.35, and Microsoft (MSFT), down $1.30. Auto stocks held well, with a good gain for Ford (F), up 45 cents. Energy stocks fell despite a higher commodity price. Schlumberger (SLB) was down $1.15 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) off 80 cents. Biotech was only slightly lower. Allergan (AGN) was down a beaner. Ag equipment was under pressure, with Deere (DE) and Caterpillar (CAT) down about 1% each. Media was mixed, though Disney (DIS) was down $1.20 after a rich premium deal for Comcast (CMCSA) to acquire DreamWorks (DWA) was announced. (T)FANG was lower, save Facebook (FB), which was up nearly $8. NOSH saw all components lower. CRABBY components all were lower as well. Apple (AAPL) was a leader on the downside, off $3. Short/sell, don't hold.  Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was lower after earnings (I'll review tomorrow). Some good stuff on Real Money Pro today: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on the worst over for pharma.  RevShark is running with the bulls.  Tim Melvin on Carlyle Group (CG) and its tons of cash.  Tim "Not Judy or Phil" Collins on playing earnings-related volatility of Amazon (AMZN), LinkedIn (LNKD) and Expedia (EXPE).  Daniel "Oil Vey" Dicker on Hess (HES) over Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD). 
By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 21, 2016 | 6:13 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar strengthened modestly. I discussed our currency this morning.  The price of crude oil dropped by 77 cents and closed at $43.40 Natural gas was flat. Gold was quiet, losing $3.60 to $1,250. Agricultural commodities trade as though they are HFT (high-frequency trading) influenced! -- wheat -11.00, corn -11.50, soybean +9.25 and oats -5.50. Lumber was flat. Bonds were lower, with iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) down 65 cents. The 10-year U.S. note rose by two basis points to 1.86% and the 30-year by three basis points to 2.69%. Municipals were flat. Closed-end municipal bond funds were mixed. High yield was down. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rose nicely, by eight cents to $13.72. Though down on the day, banks held up well considering the recent strength; however, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) was down by 74 cents. I should have stayed with yesterday's Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) short. I will revisit as I expect a correction of plus or minus 5% in these names post haste. Brokerages gave back recent gains. Morgan Stanley (MS) was down 15 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) down $2.00 Retail was lower, with Wal-Mart (WMT), Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) all down, but by less than a beaner each. Under Armour (UA) was an upside standout. Old tech, except IBM (IBM), which was up $2.62, was lower, led by Microsoft following its earnings report. I will dissect Mr. Softee tonight and I am awaiting the conference call in a few minutes. My feedback will be discussed tomorrow. Ag equipment was lower, with Caterpillar (CAT) down 72 cents and Deere (DE) down $1.71. Staples continued their schmeissing -- is the safety trade is over? Good sale earlier in the week in former long Procter & Gamble (PG), which was down 74 cents; it is down almost $3 since my exit two days ago. Best Ideas short Coca-Cola (KO) continues to give gas and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) got whacked by $3.50. Media was lower, but Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) only by a half a buck or so each. Biotech was a standout; iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) rose by a bit over 2%, led by Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD). Former spec holding Intrexon (XON) was down $10 after a negative Seeking Alpha report. I expect more big losses ahead in secondary and tertiary biotech names. (T)FANG got declawed, led by Alphabet and its after-hours miss. NOSH was ouch, led by the SBUX miss. CRABBY was also in a rotten mood. In individual names, fav DuPont (DD) was a standout on the upside, rising 60 cents. Potash (POT) was up a dime, and Twitter (TWTR) was unchanged. Here are some great contributions on today's RealMoneyPro site: Jim "El Capitan" Cramer sings Bob Dylan (The Times They are a Changin').  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on how to play MSFT and GOOGL.  Dick Arms on the market -- always a good read.  Robert "Not Rita" Moreno likes McDonald's (MCD) on the short side; I like this contrary technical take. (The stock is loved by everyone!)  Interesting observation from Brian Sozzi on the message on emerging growth markets delivered by PepsiCo (PEP) and Coca-Cola. 
By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 19, 2016 | 3:46 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Crude oil rose by $1.22 to $41.00. Nat gas was up by sixteen cents. Gold rose by $18.70 to $1,253. Silver was up by 70 cents. More upside action in agricultural chemicals, with Potash (POT) up $1.20. Wheat +11.50, corn +3.50, soybeans +28.50 and oats +5.25. Lumber was +6.40. Bonds dropped a bit in price, and were slightly higher in yield. The 10-year U.S. note yield rose by one basis point to 1.78% and the long bond by a similar amount and yields 2.59%. Municipals down slightly; closed-end muni funds' rapid advance dissipated late in the day ... finally! High yield was well-bid. iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 36 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 15 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was three cents lower; I am out of the name now. Banks exploded to the upside, led by JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Comerica (CMA), all up by over a beaner. Life insurance advanced again, though my long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) lagged. Brokerages were up, led by Morgan Stanley (MS), up 64 cents, and Goldman Sachs (GS), up $3.65. Retail was quiet. Home Depot (HD) was a downside leader, off $1.50. Lowe's (LOW) was weak, too. Old tech got IBM'd, with IBM (IBM) down $8.50. Staples were broadly higher, led by long Procter & Gamble (PG), up 50 cents. Old media was mixed. Comcast (CMCSA) was lower but Disney (DIS) led the parade. Autos were strong, continuing the Barron's push over the past weekend. Ford (F) was up 15 cents and General Motors (GM) up 65 cents. Oils responded to better commodity pricing. Schlumberger (SLB) was the league leader, up $1.70. Biotech and the rest of the Nasdaq were conspicuously to the downside. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was down 1.66%. Allergan (AGN) is still recovering (up $4.50) and my former biotech basket got hit, but not materially so. (T)FANG weakness was also obvious, though Facebook (FB) had a late-day kick save. NOSH was mixed. So was CRABBY. In individual stocks, Twitter (TWTR) was a poor actor. On the other hand, fav long DuPont (DD) was strong, up $1.15. Here are some great posts on RealMoneyPro today: Some oil vey from Jim "El Capitan" Cramer.  Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins on some overnight trade ideas.  And also from Tim, some SPY-ing.  RevShark on
By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 18, 2016 | 5:08 PM EDT
The U.S. Dollar was weaker, but modestly so. Crude oil rallied magnificently from the lows and only dropped by 60 cents to $39.77 on the day. Natural gas is four cents higher. Gold was flat Large upside move in several agricultural commodities: wheat +14.50 and corn +2.75, but soybean down slightly Lumber down $2.40. Bonds rose in price, moved lower in yield. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) was down 57 cents. The 10-year U.S. note yields 1.77%, up two basis points, and the long bond is up the same amount in yield to 2.58%. Municipals were up slightly in price, but those closed-end municipal bond funds continue to rip higher. It's become unrelenting. High yield was better. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) rebounded by about a dime in price. I am no longer long. Banks managed small gains. Life insurers had marginal gains. I'm still long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and short MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC). Brokerages were mixed. I shorted both Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) today. The market is enamored with a 50% drop in MS earnings -- makes little sense to me. Autos were up -- GM up 75 cents and Ford (F) up 31 cents on a better market and a cover story in Barron's. Why I disagree with Barron's.  Retail was higher, led by Wal-Mart (WMT), Home Depot (HD), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA). I eliminated my Macy's (M) long and took the name off of my Best Ideas List this afternoon. Short Nordstrom (JWN) up by a half-dollar.  Consumer staples were stronger, led by long Procter & Gamble (PG). Oils rallied despite the commodity being pressured. Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.19 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 81 cents. Biotech was up 1.5%, led by Allergan (AGN), rebounding from recent losses, and Valeant (VRX), up $1.15. My biotech basket was unexciting. Old tech prospered, led by Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO). Media was a standout. Comcast (CMCSA) was up 40 cents and Disney (DIS) up $3.00. (T)FANG was mixed, with shorts Tesla (TSLA) and Netflix (NFLX) lower. Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) were up five dollars each. NOSH was up across the board, led by HD and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY's six components were all up. In individual stock land: Potash (POT) was up 30 cents, Twitter (TWTR) down a like amount and Radian Group (RDN) up a few pennies. Apple's (AAPL) $2.70 decline was conspicuous. Here are some great articles on RealMoneyPro today: Jim Cramer on "Don't Let Oil Do Your Investing"  Ed Ponsi "Scheme" on "At What Price Should you Buy AMZN and FB?"  Mark Sebastian's "Doha's Big Deal Turns Out to be a Dud"   Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins offers an option strategy ahead of IBM's earnings  and opines on IBM and NFLX.  Bobby Lang on ignoring talking Fed heads.
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Jim Cramer

 | Apr 18, 2016 | 11:26 AM EDT

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Jim Cramer

 | Apr 15, 2016 | 12:29 PM EDT

There is no reason to own Lumber Liquidators when you can own Home Depot, says Jim Cramer.

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Jim Cramer

 | Apr 15, 2016 | 11:50 AM EDT

Jim Cramer says he doesn't think PepsiCo will disappoint on earnings, but if it does, investors should buy it.

By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 12, 2016 | 3:29 PM EDT
High of the days with about seventy minutes to go. What's bad is new and good again -- cyclicals and energy -- in a crude-inspired rally today. Crude rises by $1.87 to $42.23 -- a 2016 high based on rumors of a Saudi-Russia output deal. Nat gas up by seven cents. The U.S. dollar strengthened a bit. Gold up $1.20. In the agricultural commodities world: wheat +4.00, corn +6.00, soybeans +10.00. A big recovery from yesterday's weakness. Lumber up $5.10. Bonds get hit -- iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) off by more than a beaner. The 10-year U.S. note yields 1.78% -- a gain of five basis points -- while the long bond rose by four basis points to 2.60%. Municipals were flat, but closed-end muni bond funds continue their amazingly strong run. High yield bonds were strong despite the weakness in taxable. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) continued its nice run, up a nickel to a recent high of $13.90. Banks ignored the coming poor earnings prospects. Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) all were strong, but European banks -- e.g., Deutsche Bank (DB) -- languished. Life insurance stocks responded well to lower bond prices. My long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) underperformed my shorts Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET). Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) was strong, up by nearly $1.25. Brokerages moved higher, with Morgan Stanley (MS) up 65 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) up $2.65. Retail space was strong, led by Home Depot (HD) and Wal-Mart (WMT). Old tech disappointed with fractional gains, if any. Consumer nondurables were indifferent to the rally. My long Procter & Gamble (PG) was up modestly, my short Coca-Cola (KO) the same. Biotech underperformed as investors preferred cyclicals. IBB up less than one percent with AGN showing no life (down by another -$5+). Autos weren't cruising, with only marginal gains in Ford (F) and General Motors (GM). (T)FANG action was mild relative to the broader market's strength as high growth was shunned. Tesla (TSLA) continued lower after yesterday's SUV recall, but Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet (GOOG) traded better. Media moved higher, with Comcast (CMCSA) up 30 cents and Disney (DIS) up $1.06; both are candidates for more shorting. NOSH was tasty excluding Starbucks (SBUX), which got a DB downgrade; I remain short. CRABBY was strong, with all six components higher. In individual stocks, Fastenal (FAST) fell off an in-line number and some cautionary commentary. Twitter (TWTR) still foundering. Potash (POT) and, in particular, Radian Group (RDN), showed some life. Caterpillar (CAT) continues higher. And my large-cap "stock of the year," DuPont (DD), is up by over $1. Here are some great columns on RealMoneyPro today: El Capitan on Facebook.  Ben Cross on oil and shorts.  Sham Gad "And the Pharoahs" on value investing
By

Doug Kass

 | Apr 7, 2016 | 4:44 PM EDT
The U.S. dollar weakened. Our currency has had a big run and I wouldn't be surprised if some profit-taking occurred, as mentioned yesterday. Bonds bolted higher in a flight to safety. iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) was up $1.70. The yield on the 10-year U.S. note dropped by seven basis points to 1.68% and the long bond declined to 2.51%. For some time I have emphasized that stock investors should heed the message from the bond market, both here and abroad. I continue to see a 35% chance of a garden-variety recession in 2016-17 and a 15% chance of a deeper recession. Municipals were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds continued higher. High yield was junky. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) was up a few pennies. Gold rose by $18 to $1,242. Crude oil declined by a quarter to $39.60.  Nat gas rose by eleven cents. Agricultural commodities: wheat -5.25, corn +3.50, soybeans -4.00. Banks got whacked big-time. As you all know, I sold out all of my longs about a week ago as I am fearful that earnings estimates are too high. I lowered my earnings-per-share expectations by 5% on Monday. We could see a buying opportunity on the next leg lower (if it occurs) in response to disappointing first-quarter earnings. Spreads, loan losses and weak capital markets activity will likely be the culprits. Brokerages got ripped apart, especially my lone short Goldman Sachs (GS), which I just put on Tuesday and Wednesday. GS was down $4.82 and Morgan Stanley (MS) down 62 cents. GS has some fans on the site, but I respectfully disagree. Energy stocks got taken to the woodshed. Schlumberger (SLB) down $1.15 and Exxon Mobil (XOM) down 95 cents. Life insurance, the object of my disaffection, faces huge reinvestment problems and today's bond rally hit the sector badly. Lincoln National (LNC) was down $1.12 and MetLife (MET) down $1.14. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) got hit again. Retail was weak, led by my sole short position Nordstrom (JWN), down $2.25 -- it also has been endorsed on the site.  Autos continue to founder -- Ford (F) down 30 cents and General Motors down 50 cents; they continue to act like value traps. Peak autos is my continued mantra. Old tech got hit, led down by IBM (IBM), off $1.80, Intel (INTC), Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO). Consumer non-durables got hit. My long Procter & Gamble (PG) was down 70 cents and short Coca-Cola (KO) was down 47 cents. Biotech reversed yesterday's spectacular gains; iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down $4.80. My biotech basket was mixed to down. Old media suffered -- Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) down for a second day in a row as a result of management issues. (T)FANG got whacked, led by Amazon (AMZN) and Telsa (TSLA) -- each down by more than $8. NOSH threw up. Home Depot (HD) and O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) were on the downside. CRABBY was down, led by drops in Alleghany (Y) and Allstate (ALL). In individual stocks, DuPont (DD) is $1 to $2 within my buy zone. Here is some good stuff on RealMoneyPro today: Ben "Goldfinger" Cross on "Gold Benefits as Stocks Weaken"  Rev Shark on "My Kind of Market Could Be Setting Up"  S

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