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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Home Depot, Inc., HD

The Home Depot, Inc., HD is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Home Improvement Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, The Home Depot, Inc., HD  has a market cap of 156694.99. Since its IPO date on the 9/22/1981, The Home Depot, Inc., HD performance year to date is -2.58%. Today The Home Depot, Inc., HD has gained 1.09%, with a current price of 126.82.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 73.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 43.00%. Return of assets are at 17.00%, with return on investment at 28.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Home Depot, Inc., HD is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 3.14. While Total debt/equity is 3.15. With a profit margin of 8.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 34.20%, and operating margin of 13.80%. The Home Depot, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year The Home Depot, Inc., HD has seen a EPS growth of 15.90%. A performance for the year of 13.41%. The 52-week high is -8.29%, and the 52-week low is 17.53%. The average volume for The Home Depot, Inc., HD is 4391200.

With a target price of 150.55, can The Home Depot, Inc., HD reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Home Depot, Inc., HD. The Home Depot, Inc. has a P/E of 21.39 and a forward P/E of 17.67. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.53. The Home Depot, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.7 and 23.53 respectively. For P/cash, The Home Depot, Inc. has a value of 39, while it is 27.96 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 126.82, The Home Depot, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.18%. We see a return on equity of 110.50%.

Looking more long-term The Home Depot, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 13.36% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 15.90% for this year and for the last five years a 22.10% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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