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Home Depot(HD - Get Report) was
upgraded this morning to buy at Goldman Sachs with a new $42 price target.
As of the most-recent reporting period, Home Depot comprises 1.5% of
Jean-Marie Eveillard's portfolio at First Eagle Investment Management and is one of the top holdings of
Stock Overview: Home Depot is a home improvement retailer whose stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services. It has traded in a 52-week range of $26.62 to $38.12 and was recently at $36.71. It has a market cap of $60.1 billion and a 2.6 short interest ratio, it yields 2.6%, and it trades at a P/E of 19.7.
Analyst Ratings: Of 26 analysts covering the stock, 15 rate it a buy, 10 rate it a hold, and one rates it a sell. TheStreet Ratings has a B buy rating on Home Depot.
Earnings Estimates: Home Depot is slated to report earnings on Feb. 22. Analysts expect the company to earn 30 cents a share in the quarter, compared with 24 cents a share in the year-ago quarter, and $1.98 a share for the year, up from $1.66 a share in the previous year.
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