Home Depot, Inc. (HD) - NYSE
  • Aug. 26, 2011, 1:03 PM

    Moody's changes its outlook on Lowe's (LOW +0.8%) to negative, while also affirming the credit rating for senior unsecured debt at A1. The ratings agency says competition from Home Depot (HD +1.1%) and the slow U.S. economy will result in FY11 earnings declining.

    | Aug. 26, 2011, 1:03 PM
  • Aug. 16, 2011, 2:53 PM

    Home Depot (HD +5.5%) is up after beating Q2 estimates and lifting FY11 guidance this morning; archrival Lowe's (LOW +2%), by contrast, only edged higher yesterday after missing Q2 forecasts. Q2 represents the 9th straight quarter Home Depot's same-store sales outpaced Lowe's - the company's store overhaul strategy appears to be paying off. (PR) (transcript)

    | Aug. 16, 2011, 2:53 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:14 AM

    More on Home Depot's (HD) Q2 report: Comparable store sales up 4.3%, driven by seasonal factors. Average ticket at stores +3.3% (Y/Y). Operating expenses +1.1% (Y/Y). Sees sales increasing 2.5% in FY11 from FY10. (PR)

    | Aug. 16, 2011, 7:14 AM
  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:16 AM
    Home Depot (HD): Q2 EPS of $0.86 beats by $0.04. Revenue of $20.2B (+4.2% Y/Y) beats by $240M. Raises FY11 EPS guidance to $2.34 from $2.24 earlier. (PR)
    | Aug. 16, 2011, 6:16 AM
  • Aug. 16, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Tuesday's open: DKS, HD, SKS, TJX WMT
    | Aug. 16, 2011, 12:05 AM
  • Aug. 15, 2011, 9:26 AM

    A JPMorgan analyst says if Lowe's (LOW) weak report drags down Home Depot (HD) today, investor should look to buy shares ahead of HD's earnings report tomorrow. The firm sees the home improvement giant reporting stronger numbers than peers. Premarket: LOW -2.4%, HD -0.8%.

    | Aug. 15, 2011, 9:26 AM
  • Aug. 12, 2011, 9:43 AM
    Home Depot (HD), whose shares have fallen 18% in August, believes it can perform well even if the housing market remains weak. The company's strategy for boosting growth includes overhauling stores to increase sales per square foot; upgrading IT systems; and investing in online and mobile initiatives. Home Depot reports earnings on Tuesday.
    | Aug. 12, 2011, 9:43 AM
  • Aug. 11, 2011, 3:14 PM

    With bank CDs and government bonds paying a pittance, the value of large-cap stock dividends becomes even more compelling, Hale Stewart writes. Check out the latest dividend yields of these Dow stocks: T 6.28%, VZ 5.94%, MRK 5.1%, PFE 5.04%, INTC 4.37%, GE 4.24%, JNJ 3.87%, PG 3.74%, DD 3.66%, HD 3.65%.

    | Aug. 11, 2011, 3:14 PM
  • Aug. 11, 2011, 2:07 PM

    A new law designed to promote efficiency in 100-watt light bulbs (not replace them) looks likely to confuse consumers. For starters, bulbs will be rated by lumens, not watts. Mix in the myriad of CFL, incandescent and halogen options, and you have a consumer headache brewing. Three companies set to profit from the fiasco:  HD +4.5%, LOW +4.4%, GE +2.9%.

    | Aug. 11, 2011, 2:07 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 16, 2011, 1:54 PM

    A surprisingly strong housing report plus a timely upgrade from UBS lift Home Depot (HD +2.1%), a Dow component, and Lowe's (LOW +2.9%). UBS likes the companies’ execution, achievable goals, ability for margin expansion and allocation of capital. Also, Lowe’s is on pace to repurchase half its outstanding stock, and Home Depot 30%, over the next five years.

    | Jun. 16, 2011, 1:54 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 15, 2011, 1:53 PM
    Lowe's (LOW -2.7%) has lagged Home Depot (HD -2.2%) in same-stores sales for eight straight quarters, and has been woefully mismanaged since 2007. But Lowe’s has lots of valuable assets and owns 89% of its stores, making it an attractive takeover candidate, Wall Street Strategies says. Are you watching, Bill Ackman (I, II, III)?
    | Jun. 15, 2011, 1:53 PM
  • Jun. 6, 2011, 9:39 AM

    Lowe's (LOW -1%) is cut to Neutral from Overweight by JPMorgan, citing weather concerns, softening home prices and stagnant job growth that is expected to create same-store sales risk in the near and medium term. While Lowe's larger rival Home Depot (HD -0.2%) faces similar macroeconomic challenges, Home Depot is better able to withstand the pressures.

    | Jun. 6, 2011, 9:39 AM
  • Jun. 1, 2011, 1:54 PM
    Warnings from bellwether techs and retailers may show economic reality biting into overly optimistic earnings forecasts. Lofty fundamentals are driving this market, so when the economic underpinnings start to weaken, look out below.
    | Jun. 1, 2011, 1:54 PM
  • May 26, 2011, 12:55 PM
    The Dow goes fractionally positive, meaning the big three indexes are all green for the first time today (S&P 500 +0.2% to 1,323; Nasdaq +0.6% to 2,779). Dow laggards Merck (MRK -1.1%) and Home Depot (HD -1%) haven't let up, but Microsoft (MSFT +2.6%) is shrugging off David Einhorn's call for Ballmer's head.
    | May 26, 2011, 12:55 PM
  • May 17, 2011, 6:17 AM

    More on Home Depot's (HD) earnings: Q1 comparable sales -0.6%, due to a "slow spring selling season." Lifts FY'11 EPS guidance to ~$2.24, and expects FY'11 sales to rise ~2.5%, in-line with prior guidance. (PR)

    | May 17, 2011, 6:17 AM | 2 Comments
  • May 17, 2011, 6:12 AM
    Home Depot (HD): Q1 EPS of $0.50 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $16.82B (-0.2% Y/Y) misses by $0.2B. (PR)
    | May 17, 2011, 6:12 AM
Company Description
Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer that sells building materials and home improvement products. It operates The Home Depot stores, which provides full-service, warehouse-style stores that sells a wide assortment of building materials, home improvement products and lawn and garden... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Home Improvement Stores
Country: United States