Market Analysts see The Home Depot Inc. [HD] gaining to $319. Time to buy?

The Home Depot Inc. [NYSE: HD] loss -0.53% on the last trading session, reaching $325.52 price per share at the time. The company report on July 27, 2021 that The Home Depot Reduced Carbon Emissions by More Than 127,000 Metric Tons in 2020; Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Electricity for Facilities by 2030.

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While navigating a year unlike any other, The Home Depot held strong to its values – focusing on its people, operating sustainably & strengthening its communities. In its 2021 ESG Report, the company announced it reduced carbon intensity by 22%, while growing the business nearly 20% and that it is committed to 100% renewable electricity for all Home Depot facilities by 2030.

The Home Depot Inc. represents 1.07 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $339.69 billion with the latest information. HD stock price has been found in the range of $324.71 to $329.33.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.74M shares, HD reached a trading volume of 2347183 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about The Home Depot Inc. [HD]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HD shares is $345.31 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HD stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for The Home Depot Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Citigroup raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on March 09, 2021, representing the official price target for The Home Depot Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $310, while Guggenheim analysts kept a Buy rating on HD stock. On November 16, 2020, analysts increased their price target for HD shares from 300 to 315.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Home Depot Inc. is set at 5.09, with the Price to Sales ratio for HD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.40. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 199.71, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.37. Price to Free Cash Flow for HD in the course of the last twelve months was 32.67 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.40.

Trading performance analysis for HD stock

The Home Depot Inc. [HD] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.26. With this latest performance, HD shares gained by 3.58% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 18.78% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 22.71% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 55.42, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.75, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.50 for The Home Depot Inc. [HD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 316.52, while it was recorded at 328.69 for the last single week of trading, and 293.10 for the last 200 days.

The Home Depot Inc. [HD]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Home Depot Inc. [HD] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.84 and a Gross Margin at +32.34. The Home Depot Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.74.

Return on Total Capital for HD is now 45.14, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 34.27. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14,061.20, with Return on Assets sitting at 21.12. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Home Depot Inc. [HD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1,316.22. Additionally, HD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 92.94, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.52. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1,248.20, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 88.14.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Home Depot Inc. [HD] managed to generate an average of $25,487 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 51.83 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 2.17.The Home Depot Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

The Home Depot Inc. [HD]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Home Depot Inc. go to 10.57%.

An analysis of insider ownership at The Home Depot Inc. [HD]

There are presently around $246,806 million, or 72.40% of HD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HD stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 93,403,489, which is approximately 4.093% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 72,053,876 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $23.45 billion in HD stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $15.63 billion in HD stock with ownership of nearly -0.928% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in The Home Depot Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 1,491 institutional holders increased their position in The Home Depot Inc. [NYSE:HD] by around 32,130,686 shares. Additionally, 1,261 investors decreased positions by around 28,759,441 shares, while 297 investors held positions by with 697,300,960 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 758,191,087 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HD stock had 145 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,814,393 shares, while 115 institutional investors sold positions of 2,585,041 shares during the same period.

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