Home Depot Shares of Home Depot hit a 52-week high Friday of $48.16. The stock's 52-week low of $28.13 was set on Aug. 9. Home Depot's forward P/E is 14.91; the average for home-improvement retailers is 16.07. For comparison, Lowe's ( LOW) ha a lower forward P/E of 13.45. Seventeen of the 30 analysts who cover Home Depot rated it buy; 13 analysts gave the stock a hold rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Home Depot an A+ grade with a buy rating and a $62.29 price target. The stock has risen 14.32% year to date.
Qualcomm Shares of Qualcomm hit a 52-week high Friday of $64.28. The stock's 52-week low of $45.98 was set on Aug. 22. Qualcomm's forward P/E is 15.41; the average for semiconductor companies is 15.32. For comparison, both Intel ( INTC) and Texas Instruments ( TXN) have lower forward P/Es of 10.14 and 13.47, respectively. Thirty-six of the 43 analysts who cover Qualcomm rated it buy; seven analysts gave the stock a hold rating. TheStreet Ratings gives Qualcomm an A+ grade with a buy rating and $75.39 price target. The stock has risen 17.35% year to date.