Home Depot, Inc.
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  • Dec. 1, 2015, 9:27 AM
    • November monthly performance was: +0.59%
    • AUM of $607M
    • 52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: -1%
    • $0.06 in dividends were paid in November
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    | Dec. 1, 2015, 9:27 AM
  • Nov. 19, 2015, 4:44 PM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) declares $0.59/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.86%
    • Payable Dec. 17; for shareholders of record Dec. 3; ex-div Dec. 1.
    | Nov. 19, 2015, 4:44 PM
  • Nov. 17, 2015, 6:30 AM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reports comparable-store sales rose 5.1% in Q3.
    • The comp for U.S. stores was 7.3% for the quarter.
    • Gross margin rate improved 40 bps to 34.7.
    • SG&A expense rate fell 80 bps to 19.1%.
    • Operating margin rate increased 130 bps to 13.7%.
    • Merchandise inventory +4.1% to $12.5B.
    • Number of customer transactions grew 4.4% to 371.1M.
    • Store count +7 Y/Y to 2,273
    • FY2015 Guidance: Sales growth: ~+5.7%; Comparable-store sales: ~+4.9%; Diluted EPS: ~$5.36 (+14%).
    | Nov. 17, 2015, 6:30 AM | 5 Comments
  • Nov. 17, 2015, 6:02 AM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Q3 EPS of $1.35 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $21.82B (+6.3% Y/Y) beats by $60M.
    • Shares +1.94% PM.
    | Nov. 17, 2015, 6:02 AM | 6 Comments
  • Nov. 16, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Sep. 18, 2015, 9:57 AM
    • Home Depot (HD -1.4%) announces the opening of its third new direct fulfillment center in Ohio.
    • The 1.6M square foot building is the largest of the new fulfillment centers.
    • The company says the significant investment in its distribution network will help advance an interconnected retail strategy.
    | Sep. 18, 2015, 9:57 AM | 5 Comments
  • Aug. 25, 2015, 11:15 AM
    • Home Depot (HD +2%) completes the acquisition of Interline Brands.
    • The integration of Interline will give Home Depot a national network of facilities maintenance services to bolster its Pro business. Interline's distribution network also includes areas of Canada and Puerto Rico.
    | Aug. 25, 2015, 11:15 AM
  • Aug. 24, 2015, 10:47 AM
    • Home Depot (HD -2.2%) and Ford (F -3.7%) have recovered from breath-taking drops in initial trading after the bell.
    • Shares of Home Depot were down 22% at their lows, while Ford traded 15% lower. Traders are uncertain as to why the two stocks fell sharper than some peers in the consumer/services sector.
    | Aug. 24, 2015, 10:47 AM | 25 Comments
  • Aug. 20, 2015, 4:29 PM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) declares $0.59/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
    • Forward yield 1.96%
    • Payable Sept. 17; for shareholders of record Sept. 3; ex-div Sept. 1.
    | Aug. 20, 2015, 4:29 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 18, 2015, 9:59 AM
    • Key metrics improved at Home Depot (HD +2%) in Q2 as the chain continues to outperform the broad retail sector at scale.
    • Transactions rose 2.6% during Q2, while the average ticket was up 1.7%. By comparison, Wal-Mart saw an U.S. traffic gain of 1.3% and its average ticket was up 0.2%.
    • Sales per square foot at HD stores increased 4.1% Y/Y to $420.37.
    • The company's expectation of same-store sales growth of 4.1%-4.9% for the full year also easily tops the pace expected by most major retail chains.
    • Home Depot set a new all-time high of $123.00 in early trading.
    • Previously: Home Depot EPS in-line, beats on revenue (Aug. 18 2015)
    • Previously: More on Home Depot's Q2 (Aug. 18 2015)
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 9:59 AM
  • Aug. 18, 2015, 6:50 AM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reports comparable-store sales rose 4.2% in Q2.
    • U.S. comp was 5.7% for the quarter.
    • Gross margin rate grew 10 bps to 33.7%.
    • SG&A expense rate decreased 10 bps to 17.3% during the period.
    • Operating margin rate increased 20 bps to 14.7%.
    • Merchandise inventory +1.7% to $11.86B.
    • Number of customer transactions increased 2.6% to 420.4M.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Sales growth: ~+5.2% to +6%; Comparable-store sales: ~+4.1% to +4.9%; Diluted EPS: $5.31 to $5.36.
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 6:50 AM
  • Aug. 18, 2015, 6:01 AM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Q2 EPS of $1.71 in-line.
    • Revenue of $24.8B (+4.2% Y/Y) beats by $110M.
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 6:01 AM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 17, 2015, 5:30 PM
    | Aug. 17, 2015, 5:30 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 22, 2015, 8:53 AM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) acquires Interline Brands for $1.625B.
    • The company says the addition of the maintenance product distributor will be accretive to earnings in FY15. More details will be issued with earnings on August 18.
    • The deal is expected to close during FQ3.
    | Jul. 22, 2015, 8:53 AM
  • Jul. 20, 2015, 3:39 PM
    • Deutsche Bank is concerned about Q2 numbers for Home Depot (HD -0.7%) and Lowe's (LOW -1%) after digesting the last two Retail Sales reports.
    • The category which includes building materials and garden equipment only rose 0.2% Y/Y over the two months on a non-adjusted basis.
    • "With Home Depot and Lowe’s comps correlating to this quarterly data at 82% and 79%, respectively, we think this data warrants a more cautious comp outlook for the quarter," warns DB.
    • June Retail Sales report (.pdf)
    | Jul. 20, 2015, 3:39 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 15, 2015, 12:36 PM
    • Moody's raises its outlook on the U.S. retail industry to Positive from Stable on its view operating income will improve by 5% to 6% over the next 12 to 18 months.
    • The ratings agency is focused on the expense side, seeing a leveraging of fixed costs and efficiency gains as helping to pad bottom lines.
    • Sectors seen leading the way for profit growth are dollar stores (FDO, DG, DLTR), drug stores (WBA, CVS, RAD), and home improvement chains (HD, LOW).
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    | Jul. 15, 2015, 12:36 PM | 5 Comments
Company Description
Home Depot Inc is a home improvement retailer. Its stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services.