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How to buy The Home Depot stock
Learn how to easily invest in The Home Depot stock.
The Home Depot Inc (HD) is a leading home improvement retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $409.99 after a previous close of $409.94. During the day the price has varied from a low of $409.89 to a high of $416.53. The latest price was $415.01 (25 minute delay). The Home Depot is listed on the NYSE and employs 500,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in The Home Depot
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – HD – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- HD shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is HD stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is HD suitable for ethical investing?
- Are HD shares over-valued?
- The Home Depot's financials
- How volatile are HD shares?
- Does The Home Depot pay a dividend?
- Have HD shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted The Home Depot's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, The Home Depot's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last close price was $415.01, which is 40.88% up on its pre-crash value of $245.34 and 195.11% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $140.63.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Home Depot shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $701.52 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1.00.
The Home Depot stock price (NYSE: HD)Use our graph to track the performance of HD stocks over time.
The Home Depot shares at a glance
|52-week range||$241.54 - $420.61|
|50-day moving average||$397.18|
|200-day moving average||$345.30|
|Wall St. target price||$417.90|
|Dividend yield||$6.6 (1.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$14.96|
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Is it a good time to buy The Home Depot stock?
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The Home Depot price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||11.56%|
|1 month (2021-12-22)||4.90%|
|3 months (2021-10-22)||13.39%|
|6 months (2021-07-22)||27.05%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||46.13%|
|2 years (2020-01-22)||78.19%|
|3 years (2019-01-22)||134.32%|
|5 years (2017-01-20)||206.05%|
Is The Home Depot stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing The Home Depot stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Home Depot's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Home Depot's P/E ratio
The Home Depot's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, The Home Depot shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
The Home Depot's PEG ratio
The Home Depot's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1024. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Home Depot's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Home Depot's EBITDA
The Home Depot's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $25.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Home Depot's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
The Home Depot financials
|Revenue TTM||$147.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||$44.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||20.45%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.4%|
|Market capitalisation||$388.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
The Home Depot's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Home Depot.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
The Home Depot's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 14.87
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Home Depot's overall score of 14.87 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Home Depot is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
The Home Depot's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.14/100
The Home Depot's environmental score of 6.14 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Home Depot is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
The Home Depot's social score
Social score: 8.66/100
The Home Depot's social score of 8.66 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Home Depot is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
The Home Depot's governance score
Governance score: 5.07/100
The Home Depot's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Home Depot is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
The Home Depot's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Home Depot scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Home Depot has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||14.87|
|Total ESG percentile||8.2|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||2|
The Home Depot share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 21.16% of net profits
Recently The Home Depot has paid out, on average, around 21.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Home Depot shareholders could enjoy a 1.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Home Depot's case, that would currently equate to about $6.6 per share.
While The Home Depot's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that The Home Depot is investing more in its future growth.
The Home Depot's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have The Home Depot's shares ever split?
The Home Depot's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 30 December 1999. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Home Depot shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Home Depot shares which in turn could have impacted The Home Depot's share price.
The Home Depot share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, The Home Depot's shares have ranged in value from as little as $241.544 up to $420.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Home Depot's is 0.9858. This would suggest that The Home Depot's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
The Home Depot overview
The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer. It operates The Home Depot stores that sell various building materials, home improvement products, building materials, lawn and garden products, and décor products, as well as provide installation, home maintenance, and professional service programs to do-it-yourself and professional customers. The company also offers installation programs that include flooring, cabinets and cabinet makeovers, countertops, furnaces and central air systems, and windows; and professional installation in various categories sold through its stores and in-home sales programs, as well as acts as a general contractor to provide installation services to its do-it-for-me customers through third-party installers. In addition, it provides tool and equipment rental services. The company primarily serves homeowners; and professional renovators/remodelers, general contractors, handymen, property managers, building service contractors, and specialty tradesmen, such as electricians, plumbers, and painters. It also sells its products online.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of The Home Depot is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.061% of The Home Depot shares are held by insiders and 72.023% by institutions. How many people work for The Home Depot?
Latest data suggests 500,000 work at The Home Depot. When does the fiscal year end for The Home Depot?
The Home Depot's fiscal year ends in January. Where is The Home Depot based?
The Home Depot's address is: 2455 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, United States, 30339 What is The Home Depot's ISIN number?
The Home Depot's international securities identification number is: US4370761029 What is The Home Depot's CUSIP number?
The Home Depot's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 437076102
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