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Is The Home Depot, Inc.(NYSE: HD), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/22/1981. The Home Depot, Inc. is in the Home Improvement Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for The Home Depot, Inc., is 4838.46, and so far today it has a volume of 1215713. Performance year to date since the 9/22/1981 is 5.65%.

To help you determine whether The Home Depot, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.28 and forward P/E is 19.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Home Depot, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.73. P/S ratio is 1.91 and the P/B ratio is 27.21. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 52.93 and 34.65 respectively.

At the current price The Home Depot, Inc. is trading at, 138.37 (0.09% today), The Home Depot, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.00%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 43.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.69, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.48% after growing 15.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 19.00%, and 9.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1247, and the number of shares float is 1242.65. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 73.90%. The float short is 0.95%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.43. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.60%, and also a return on investment of 28.20%.

The ability for The Home Depot, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 3.3 and total debt/equity is 3.31. In terms of margins, The Home Depot, Inc. has a gross margin of 34.20%, with its operating margin at 13.60%, and The Home Depot, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.00%.

The 52 week high is -0.25%, with 53.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.20% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.94%.

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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