Swarthmore Group Inc buys $24,716,956 stake in Home Depot Inc (HD)

Home Depot Inc (HD) : Swarthmore Group Inc scooped up 178,675 additional shares in Home Depot Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 183,075 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $24,716,956.Home Depot Inc makes up approximately 3.73% of Swarthmore Group Inc’s portfolio.

Home Depot Inc opened for trading at $134.81 and hit $136.8 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $136.8, with a gain of 1.33% or 1.79 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 39,65,031 shares. Company has a market cap of $171,404 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Maple Securities Usa Inc sold out all of its stake in HD during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 36,881 shares of HD which is valued $4,979,304.Exchange Capital Management boosted its stake in HD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,675 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,865 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $521,814. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.22% of Exchange Capital Management’s portfolio.Newman Dignan Sheerar boosted its stake in HD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 142 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,830 shares of Home Depot Inc which is valued at $517,088. Home Depot Inc makes up approx 0.37% of Newman Dignan Sheerar’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Home Depot Inc reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.07 according to the earnings call on Feb 23, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.10. The company had revenue of $20980.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $20396.59 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.05 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Home Depot Inc. Barclays Initiated Home Depot Inc on Mar 31, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $150.Home Depot Inc was Upgraded by Deutsche Bank to ” Buy” on Jan 25, 2016.

The Home Depot Inc. (The Home Depot) is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials home improvement products and lawn and garden products and provide services. The Home Depot stores average approximately 104000 square feet of enclosed space with approximately 24000 additional square feet of outside garden area. The Home Depot stores serve three primary customer groups: do-it-yourself (DIY) customers do-it-for-me (DIFM) customers and professional customers. As of December 31 2014 the Company had 2269 The Home Depot stores which included 1977 stores in the United States including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories of the United States Virgin Islands and Guam; 181 stores in Canada and 111 stores in Mexico.

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