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Analyzing the Price-to-Earnings Ratio of The Home Depot Inc. (HD)

The price-to-earnings ratio for The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) is above average at 19.81x. The 36-month beta value for HD is also noteworthy at 0.96. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 17 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 16 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for HD is $349.25, which is $25.97 above than the current price. The public float for HD is 999.20M, and at present, short sellers hold a 0.94% of that float. The average trading volume of HD on September 19, 2023 was 3.29M shares.

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HD) stock’s latest price update

The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD)’s stock price has dropped by -1.29 in relation to previous closing price of 321.40. Nevertheless, the company has seen a loss of -3.38% in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Motley Fool reported 2023-09-15 that Walmart’s yield is lower, but the business is more stable. Home Depot stock will appeal to income investors seeking higher earnings growth.

HD’s Market Performance

HD’s stock has fallen by -3.38% in the past week, with a monthly drop of -3.06% and a quarterly rise of 5.62%. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.52% while the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 1.29% for The Home Depot Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -2.97% for HD’s stock, with a 2.49% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HD

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HD stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for HD by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for HD in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $350 based on the research report published on September 07, 2023 of the current year 2023.

HD Trading at -2.48% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HD to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.64% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.29%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.52%, as shares sank -3.09% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +4.77% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HD fell by -3.38%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +0.41% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $326.46. In addition, The Home Depot Inc. saw 0.44% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HD starting from McPhail Richard V, who sale 2,000 shares at the price of $332.26 back on Sep 01. After this action, McPhail Richard V now owns 37,048 shares of The Home Depot Inc., valued at $664,520 using the latest closing price.

Hourigan Timothy A., the EVP – Human Resources of The Home Depot Inc., sale 12,120 shares at $325.40 during a trade that took place back on Aug 24, which means that Hourigan Timothy A. is holding 73,049 shares at $3,943,848 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HD

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.27 for the present operating margin
  • +31.97 for the gross margin

The net margin for The Home Depot Inc. stands at +10.87. The total capital return value is set at 49.82, while invested capital returns managed to touch 38.01.

Based on The Home Depot Inc. (HD), the company’s capital structure generated 3,224.33 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 96.99. Total debt to assets is 65.88, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 3,085.02. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 92.80.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.38, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 46.69 and the total asset turnover is 2.12. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.41.


In summary, The Home Depot Inc. (HD) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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