Analyst Ratings for Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, HD was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 19 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HD. The most optimistic price target was 182, implying a possible profit of 23.2 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 152, implying a possible loss of 2.89 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.45 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.7 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.97 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HD has a PEG ratio of 2.47.

In the last 52-weeks, HD has achieved a high of 160.86 and a low of 119.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.93 percent, and below the high by 8.16 percent. HD has a price/earnings ratio of 22.12. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HD value stock report compares HD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HD is $175.38 billion. HD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.