Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 31,095 shares in the company, valued at $4,038,307.65. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data.
In the prior 12 months The Home Depot, Inc.'s stock price has increased by 20.56% from 120.29 to 145.02.
Net income in the quarter soared 13.3% to $1.7 billion or $1.44 per diluted share compared to $1.5 billion or $1.17 per share in the same quarter previous year. (HD) has received mean Analyst rating of 1.88 from polled analysts at Reuters 2 Month Ago. The estimated EPS for the current quarter is said to be $1.33. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Vetr lowered shares of Home Depot, Inc.
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Net income in the quarter fell 3% to $110.6 million compared to $114.4 million and diluted earnings per share were flat at 61 cents in the same quarter previous year. Hence, the surprise factor was -50 percent.
"Our focus on providing localized and innovative product selection, improving the interconnected customer experience, and driving productivity resulted in record sales and net earnings for 2016", Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president of Home Depot, said in a statement. (NASDAQ:ODP) reported Actual EPS of $0.16/share with the difference of 0.01 percent and a surprise of 6.7 percent. The median estimate represents a -0.64% decrease from the last price of 4.68. That beat analysts' 3.5 percent prediction, according to Consensus Metrix.
The restaurants operator forecasted revenues in the year of about $2.95 billion and reaffirmed diluted earnings per share between $8.10 and $8.25.
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The company hiked its quarterly dividend by 29% and enacted a new $15 billion share repurchase program.
Home improvement giant The Home Depot Inc. continues to bring in big sales gains online and offline, as it reports strong returns on investments aimed at linking its stores with its online business. Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 17.51%. The company reached a 52-week low at 3.01 on Nov 1, 2016. The company has a market capitalization of $176.66 billion, a PE ratio of 23.54 and a beta of 1.09. EPS or Earning per Share stands at $6.18.
Outlook: Full-year EPS of $7.13, below consensus for $7.17, on sales growth of 4.6%, better than Wall Street views for 4.1% growth, with same-store sales also up 4.6%.
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Net income in the quarter declined 12.7% to $475 million or $1.54 per diluted share compared to $544 million or $1.73 per share in the same quarter a year ago. The growth estimate for the next quarter is 11.8 percent.