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A mecca for the do-it-yourselfer, Home Depot is the world’s largest home-improvement retailer.
HD is benefiting from improving housing starts which will have to increase to meet demand and the backlog of the last 5 years. People will always improve their homes to get more efficient fixtures, appliances and other items. New windows, doors and insulation help improve a home. Outdated or worn out items create a constant need which has been bottled up over the last few years. Partnering with Solar City is another excellent move as alternative energy offers reduced costs over time, again people will improve their home to take advantage of long term energy savings and increase home value. Dividends rule!
This will be an interesting pick. I may be totally wrong here, but I would think Home Depot will do very well in the coming years, due to high demand for new furniture, supplies, etc.
HD continues to outpace LOWES. Our housing market is till healing and at this point prognosis remains positive. I suspect HD will continue to beat LOWES and earnings will steadily increase.
It will outperform as long as the housing market continues to improve. If the interest rates raise considerable it will drop.
Here we go...Residential market is finally on the rebound, HD will ride this wave
slow but steady improve in the economy will improve this companies value and the weather created problems will create unfortunate but large sales.
Changing My Caps to Reflect my investing strategy. I start with a simple screener trying to find undervalued dividend paying stocks. Then because I want to invest in things I understand I eliminate any businesses I have not heard of or in areas I lack knowledge ( Financials, Precious Metals). After that I check the Caps Rating and it gets a thumbs up if it is rated 4 stars or higher. Very few 3 star companies will get a thumbs up but occasionally i will go out on a limb with one like this one.
housing market is having a slow but steady improvement. HD should follow companies like Lowe's Companies inc. in reflecting this.
Shareholder equity declined and long-term debt increased. More of owners funds allocated to stock sellers (share repurchase) than to owners (dividends). HD has had a nice run, not sure it can continue.
As the economy improves, the wealth effect results in people spending more money on their homes. Home Depot will benefit from consumer spend on home improvement projects.
Increasing retail sales, increasing market presence, increased same-store sales... what's not to like? With the continued housing recovery and still-low interest rates, the future looks good.
I really like their lightbulb space and think it is a good position to dominate that industry. This is also why I am high on CREE.
The Home Depot will continue to outperform as long as it sticks to it's original motto. Not from the nardelli era (the mistake which basically destroyed company morale) but from the founding fathers, Bernie & Arthur, and now, it seems again, with Frank Blake. That motto is "Do The Right Thing". and "Take care of your employees and the rest will take care of itself". Please Mr. Blake, keep it going!
baby boomers will move less often as they get older, but they will continue to improve their homes and gardens
Stock price ahead of economic growth
With the Home Buying Market coming back into play I have a sneaking suspicion that Home Depot will make a profit.
Home Depot should revive even more as economy improves. Like shopping @ HD better Than Lowe's.
Gonna try to ride the housing recovery... Plus all my friends are complaining about going to Home Depot all the time and spending all their money there.
For reference point and to allow for comments by others. As of the end of March, 2013.ROE 27.50%Trailing PE 25.08PB 7.07Div yield 2.00%As of 5-5-2013
Simply put: in a period of about three years I invested three times in HD buying 300 shares of the stock. My growth (gain) in the value of the stock was 84.8% excluding the received dividends. Antoine Ayoub
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