1. As of noon trading, Home Depot ( HD) is up $0.61 (0.8%) to $79.15 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Home Depot exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.81-$79.51 after having opened the day at $79.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.54.

The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. Home Depot has a market cap of $110.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Home Depot a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Home Depot as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Home Depot Ratings Report now.

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