Home Depot, Inc.
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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.
    • Related EMV stocks: PAY, NCR, MA, V, OTCQX:IFNNY, NXPI,
    | Sep. 2, 2014, 3:48 PM | 7 Comments
  • 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.
    | Sep. 2, 2014, 1:44 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 21, 2014, 4:29 PM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) has named U.S. retail chief Craig Menear its new CEO, effective Nov. 1. Frank Blake, who has been Home Depot's CEO since 2007, will remain chairman.
    • Bloomberg reported in March Menear, who was only promoted in February, was the favorite to succeed Blake (just turned 65) as CEO.
    | 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. 21, 2014, 2:48 PM
  • Aug. 20, 2014, 8:38 AM
    • Argus boosts its price target on Home Depot (NYSE:HD) to $100 after the retailer showed sparkling comp growth in Q2.
    • The investment firm has shares rated as a Buy.
    • The Home Depot $100 PT club now has Argus and Barclays as members.
    | Aug. 20, 2014, 8:38 AM | 1 Comment
  • 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, 7:19 AM | 1 Comment
  • 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, 6:55 AM | 7 Comments
  • 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. 19, 2014, 6:01 AM | 1 Comment
  • 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. 15, 2014, 8:41 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jul. 14, 2014, 7:41 AM
    • Home Depot (NYSE:HD) says it plans to sell 3-D printers made by Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) in stores in 12 different markets as part of a pilot program.
    • The company has already been selling the MakerBot 3D printer from Stratasys on its website.
    | 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. 25, 2014, 9:32 AM
  • 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)
    | Jun. 12, 2014, 8:52 AM
  • 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 22, 2014, 4:39 PM
  • 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, 10:58 AM
  • 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
    | May 20, 2014, 6:58 AM | 2 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.