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The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 158828.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Home Depot, Inc. is 126.04 (with a change from open of -0.17%), this in conjunction with a target price of 150.55. Volume today has so far reached 1731245, with an average volume of about 4375.86. The GAP for this stock, is -0.35%.

The P/E ratio is 21.37, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.65. The current EPS for The Home Depot, Inc., is 5.93, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 15.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.68%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Home Depot, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 13.36% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 13.95%. Quarter over quarter is 13.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 6.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 22.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 73.60%. Shares outstanding is 1253.68, while shares float is at a value of 1234.25. Float short for The Home Depot, Inc. is 0.79% and the short ratio is 2.22.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 3.14, while the total debt/equity comes to 3.15. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 34.20% and their operating margin is 13.80%. The profit margin is 8.10%.

The Home Depot, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 17.00%, and on investment, 28.20%. Return on equity is 110.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.53. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.73, with Price/book ratio coming to 23.5 and Price/cash is 39.53, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 28.34.

The simple moving averages are -4.00% and -2.31% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.86% and the 52 week low is 16.80%.

The Home Depot, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.18%, with a current price of 126.04. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 43.00%. This is in an industry, Home Improvement Stores, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. The Home Depot, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Home Improvement Stores industry means that The Home Depot, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -0.70%, with performance for the month coming to 0.77%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.35%, and for the half year the performance is 6.30%. Volatility for this week is 1.79% and for the month this is 1.36%.

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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