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The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) Will It Be Upgraded Today?

Boston, MA 04/24/2014 (wallstreetpr) – The home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has a market capital of $106.66 billion.

Home Depot to outperform

The company showcases its strengths in an array of ways and the company’s stock are estimated a buy. Home Depots growth earnings per share, positive cash flow, and better return on equity are all positive drivers for the company. Added to the positive drivers is the stock price that has been an all time high during the past year.

The convergence of all the positive statements and the outperformance of the stock has projected Home Depot a Buy.

The stats

A 7.3% increase in earnings has been reported in 1Q2014 as compared to the same period last year. For the past two years, the company has shown a positive growth in earnings per share. The trend is expected to be on the rise for the FY2014 also.

Bottom-line Increase

An increase in the bottom line by earning $3.75 has been reported. This is high when compared to $3.00 earnings in the previous year.  The company expects an increase in earnings this year, and this is expected to be $4.43.


As when compared to last year’s return on equity, The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has reported a great increase in ROE. Home Depot has shown a significant increase in the ROE when compared to the overall market and the Specialty retail industry.

Hike in Net Operating Cash

The Net operating cash flow is reported to show a slight increase when compared to the same period of last year. A 3.51% increase in operating cash flow has been reported.

The company outperforms

The company outperforms against the industry average in spite of a slight drop in revenue. Home depot outperforms the industry average of 6.5%. Home Depot stands steady on its head in spite of the drop in it revenue by 3.0%. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) stands unhurt by the declining revenue.

Published by Steve Hackney

Steve Hackney is a corporate finance professional with over 14 years of experience in cash management and investing. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University and holds a Certified Treasury Professional certification. Steve lives in Orlando, Florida with his family.

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