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Home Depot Reported Better-than-Expected Q2 Financial Results

16 August 2017

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The company is so far trading down by -2.65 percent from yesterday's close. It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500.

That wasn't good enough for the market, however: Shares of Home Depot have dropped 2.5% to $150.41 at 9:46 a.m. today, while competitor Lowe's (LOW) has slumped 2.9 to $75.44. The Evercore Wealth Management Llc holds 422,550 shares with $56.66M value, up from 418,879 last quarter. (The Home Depot), launched on June 29, 1978, is a home improvement retailer. The stock witnessed 0.9% gains, -1.95% declines and 10.29% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively.

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.07, from 0.95 in 2016Q3. 38 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. First Quadrant Lp Ca, a California-based fund reported 83,219 shares. Roffman Miller Associates Pa stated it has 169,805 shares. The France-based Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.08% in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI). Nordea Invest Management Ab invested in 0.07% or 371,571 shares. The Wall Street expected the share prices to reach $2.22 per share but the company managed to reach to $2.25 per share. Sol Capital owns 20,473 shares. (NYSE:MMS). Wealthtrust invested 0.01% in MAXIMUS, Inc. Invesco Limited accumulated 27,041 shares. Korea Inv Corp reported 1.22 million shares stake.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $232,148 activity.

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Shares of smaller rival Lowe's Cos were down 4.4 percent. Brown Advisory holds 1.88 million shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. $89,110 worth of stock was sold by Sherr Richard on Wednesday, May 17. It worsened, as 84 investors sold HD shares while 664 reduced holdings. 838.20 million shares or 0.09% more from 837.48 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

"This is not the first time where Home Depot has produced some really outstanding results and the stock has sold off", Chief Financial Officer Carol Tome said in an interview. Stock investors bought 31,506 put options on the stock. Citigroup maintained Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, August 17 with "Buy" rating. Boyd Watterson Asset Limited Oh invested 0.16% in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD). American Beacon Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Home Depot during the first quarter worth about $100,000. Andra Ap reported 30,700 shares. Amg National Trust Natl Bank holds 0.08% or 11,771 shares. Arrowgrass Prtnrs (Us) Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD). The value of the investment in Home Depot, Inc. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC raised its position in Home Depot by 0.6% in the second quarter. It also upped Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) stake by 356,282 shares and now owns 5.07 million shares.

Since February 22, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 9 sales for $68.73 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $156.56, for a total transaction of $1,095,920.00. Carey Matt had sold 14,680 shares worth $2.30M on Wednesday, May 17. As per Wednesday, August 19, the company rating was maintained by S&P Research. Shares for $12.82M were sold by Crow Timothy M on Thursday, February 23.

Among 24 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. Longbow Research reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $175.00 target price on shares of Home Depot in a report on Monday.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on HD. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18200 target in Friday, June 23 report. (MSCI) at Equalweight" with publication date: "July 18, 2017. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Sidoti given on Friday, August 7. Morgan Stanley has "Overweight" rating and $165 target.

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Home Depot Reported Better-than-Expected Q2 Financial Results