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Sep. 2, 2014, 3:48 PM
- Home Depot (HD -2.4%) confirms it's looking into "unusual activity" as it works with law enforcement officials in relation to a possible loss of customer credit card and debit card information.
- Early reports indicate the breach occurred in late April and could involve over 2K Home Depot stores.
- Shares of Home Depot have recouped a bit from their initial slide after the breach report broke. Some retail analysts called the peeling off of $3.5B in market cap somewhat overdone.
- What to watch: If the breach is as large as some banks are reporting, an increased push by the industry toward the adoption of smart card technology could be on the way.
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Sep. 2, 2014, 1:44 PM
- Shares of Home Depot (HD -3.1%) are lower after KrebsonSecurity.com reports the company might have suffered a massive credit card breach.
- There is some evidence that Russian and Ukrainian hackers are responsible for the breach in what could be retaliation against U.S. intervention and sanctions against Russia.
Aug. 21, 2014, 4:29 PM| Aug. 21, 2014, 4:29 PM
Aug. 21, 2014, 2:48 PM
- Home Depot (NYSE:HD) declares $0.47/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
- Forward yield 2.06%
- Payable Sept. 18; for shareholders of record Sept. 4; ex-div Sept. 2
Aug. 20, 2014, 8:38 AM
Aug. 19, 2014, 7:19 AM
- Home Depot (NYSE:HD) says it will buy back $3.5B worth of shares in FY14.
- The repurchase tally is the same amount as Home Depot has already purchased this year to date.
- The total buyback guidance of $7B is above Home Depot's original estimate of $5B.
- Previous: Q2 earnings, details
- HD +3.6% premarket
Aug. 19, 2014, 6:55 AM
- Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reports comparable-store sales rose 5.8% in Q2. Comp growth in the U.S. was 6.4%.
- Transactions +4.2% to $409.7M.
- Average ticket +1.8% to $58.43.
- Sales per square foot +5.5% to $403.90.
- Inventory +5.2% to $11.665B.
- Guidance: Net sales are expected to rise 4.8% for the fiscal year. Full-year EPS of $4.52 is forecast vs. $4.41 consensus.
- HD +3.5% premarket
Aug. 19, 2014, 6:01 AM
- Home Depot (NYSE:HD): Q2 EPS of $1.52 beats by $0.07.
- Revenue of $23.8B (+5.7% Y/Y) beats by $180M.
Aug. 18, 2014, 5:30 PM
Jul. 15, 2014, 8:41 AM
- A decline in sales at furniture stores and home furnishing outlets (PIR, BBBY, LZB, ETH, RH, HVT, KIRK, WSM) dragged down retail sales during the month of June.
- The building material and garden equipment category (HD, LOW) was also weak.
- Perhaps a surprise, but sales at clothing stores outpaced other businesses during the month.
Jul. 14, 2014, 7:41 AM
Jun. 25, 2014, 9:32 AM
- Allowing that harsh winter weather impacted sales this year, Home Depot's (HD) EVP for U.S. Stores Marvin Ellison tells Oppenheimer Consumer Conference-goers better-than-hoped results in the company's southern and western divisions helped to offset.
- Webcast and presentation slides
- The company expects (pg. 4) 7 new store openings this year (5 in Mexico, 1 Puerto Rico, 1 Canada), comparable sales growth of about 4.6%, operating margin expansion of roughly 70 bps to 12%, diluted EPS growth of 17.6% (helped by buybacks), and ROIC of 24%.
Jun. 12, 2014, 8:52 AM
- Department stores (DDS, M, SSI, BONT, SHLD, JCP, KSS, JWN) showed sluggish growth in May. Sales in the sub-category fell 1.4% M/M and 2.0% Y/Y.
- As expected, building material & garden sales (HD, LOW) showed some late-spring strength. Sales rose 1.1% M.M and 4.6% Y/Y.
- The catch-all miscellaneous store retailers category (ODP, PETM) packed the biggest month-over-month pop of all at 1.8%.
- Full Retail Sales report (.pdf)
May 22, 2014, 4:39 PM
- Home Depot, Inc. (HD) declares $0.47/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.
- Forward yield 2.39%
- Payable June 19; for shareholders of record June 5; ex-div June 3.
May 20, 2014, 10:58 AM
- Shares of Home Depot (HD +2.6%) recover from a premarket dip sparked by a miss with Q1 earnings.
- Execs with the company stood their ground on the firm's conference call, saying sales lost in Q1 due to weather will be made up in Q2.
- May sales have been strong month-to-date, tips management.
- Home Depot earnings call webcast
May 20, 2014, 6:58 AM
- Home Depot (HD) reports comparable-store sales rose 2.6% in Q1, paced by a 3.3% comp in the U.S.
- The company processed 344.5M transactions during the quarter, up 2.2% from a year ago. The average ticket rose 0.6% to $57.59.
- EPS guidance for Q2 is raised to $4.42, inclusive of a $0.04 benefit from the sales of HD Supply stock.
- Despite the earning miss, execs with Home Depot cite late quarter strength which rolled into Q2.
- HD -2.0% premarket
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