How to buy The Home Depot shares

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The Home Depot, Inc (HD) is a leading home improvement retail business based in the US. The Home Depot is listed on the NYSE and employs 400,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Home Depot

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: HD in this case.
  5. Research The Home Depot shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Home Depot shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

The Home Depot share price

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The Home Depot shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
52-week range$138.3077 - $291.0679
50-day moving average $269.3306
200-day moving average $273.3177
Wall St. target price$305.16
PE ratio 24.5654
Dividend yield $6 (2.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $11.561
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy The Home Depot stock?

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Is The Home Depot under- or over-valued?

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 2.2972. 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 a whopping $21.9 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 $125.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.51%
Gross profit TTM $37.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 20.42%
Return on equity TTM 5514.35%
Profit margin 9.94%
Book value $1.427
Market capitalisation $305.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell The Home Depot shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "HD.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 7.7 million The Home Depot shares held short by investors – that's known as The Home Depot's "short interest". This figure is 10.9% up from 6.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Home Depot shares can be evaluated.

The Home Depot's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Home Depot's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Home Depot shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Home Depot shares traded daily (recently around 4.2 million). The Home Depot's SIR currently stands at 1.82. In other words for every 100,000 The Home Depot shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1820 shares are currently held short.

However The Home Depot's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Home Depot shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Home Depot shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Home Depot's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Home Depot shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0071% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Home Depot shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Home Depot.

Find out more about how you can short The Home Depot stock.

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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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

The Home Depot, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.87
Total ESG percentile 8.2
Environmental score 6.14
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 8.66
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 5.07
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 2

The Home Depot share dividends

48%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.15% of net profits

Recently The Home Depot has paid out, on average, around 48.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% 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 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Home Depot's case, that would currently equate to about $6 per share.

While The Home Depot's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Home Depot may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Home Depot's most recent dividend payout was on 17 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2020 (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 31 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 $138.3077 up to $291.0679. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HD.US volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.0268. This would suggest that The Home Depot's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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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, 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 home owners; 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. As of August 4, 2020, the company operated 2,293 retail stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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