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Home Depot Inc (HD)

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Home Depot sets quarterly dividend of $0.69per share
Thursday, 17 Nov 2016 04:29pm EST 

Home Depot Inc :Sets quarterly dividend of $0.69per share.  Full Article

Home Depot Q3 EPS $1.60
Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016 06:00am EST 

Home Depot Inc : Fy earnings per share view $6.33, revenue view $94.16 billion -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Q3 same store sales rose 5.5 percent . Home Depot Inc says Q3 comp sales for U.S. Stores were positive 5.9 percent . Home Depot Inc - reaffirmed its fiscal 2016 sales guidance . 2016 comp sales will be up approximately 4.9 percent . The home depot announces third quarter results . Q3 sales $23.2 billion versus I/B/E/S view $23.04 billion . Sees FY earnings per share $6.33 . Q3 earnings per share $1.60 .Q3 earnings per share view $1.58 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

S&P says Home Depot Inc.'s proposed senior unsecured notes rated 'A'
Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 11:52am EDT 

S&P Global Ratings:S&P - Home Depot Inc.'s proposed senior unsecured notes rated 'A'.  Full Article

Fitch rates Home Depot Inc.'s proposed Sr. unsecured notes 'A'
Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 09:59am EDT 

Fitch Ratings :Fitch rates Home Depot, Inc.'s proposed Sr. unsecured notes 'A'.  Full Article

Home Depot declares Q2 dividend of 69 cents
Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 04:32pm EDT 

Home Depot Inc :Home Depot declares second quarter dividend of 69 cents.  Full Article

Home Depot CFO- "Encouraged by strength of core business as housing market continues to recover"
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 10:00am EDT 

Home Depot Inc : On conf call - pro-sales outpaced diy business in US in Q2 . On conf call - 'buy online, pickup in store' rollout expected to be completed by end of fiscal year . CEO- "instituting a high degree of change across many business areas...in Q2 identified several opportunities for improvement particularly around inventory management and freight handling " . Q2 drivers behind the increase in big-ticket purchases were HVAC, appliances and roofing . Q2 transactions for tickets over $900 representing about 20 percent of U.S. Sales were up 8.1 percent . CFO- " recent GDP growth estimates suggest a slowdown in us economy from what we expected but we are encouraged by strength of our core business as housing market continues to recover" . CFO- lifting full-year eps growth guidance principally because of better expense control and therefore more operating leverage than anticipated at end of Q1 . CFO- for remainder of fiscal year intend to repurchase about $2.5 billion of stock, bringing total anticipated 2016 share repurchases to $5 billion . Have a pilot of 20 stores where interline assortments can be shopped inside home depot stores . Taking expense growth forecast down, now expect expense growth to be about 32% of sales growth, down from about 40%.  Full Article

Home Depot Q2 EPS $1.97
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016 06:00am EDT 

Home Depot Inc : Q2 earnings per share view $1.97 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S . Sees FY 2016 sales up about 6.3 percent . The home depot announces second quarter results . Q2 sales $26.5 billion versus I/B/E/S view $26.49 billion . Sees FY earnings per share $6.31 . Qtrly comp sales for U.S. Stores were positive 5.4 percent . Reaffirmed its fiscal 2016 sales guidance . Expects FY diluted earnings per share to grow approximately 15.6 percent from fiscal 2015 to $6.31 . Comparable store sales for q2 of fiscal 2016 were positive 4.7 percent . Sees 2016 comp sales to be up approximately 4.9 percent .FY earnings per share view $6.32 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Home Depot sets quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share
Thursday, 19 May 2016 04:36pm EDT 

Home Depot Inc :Sets quarterly dividend of $0.69 per share.  Full Article

A.G. Schneiderman settles with Home Depot and Lowe’s over alleged violations of state law protecting New York waters
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 08:28am EDT 

A.G. Schneiderman announces settlement with home depot and lowe’s over alleged widespread violations of state law protecting new york waters : Home depot will pay $78,000 and lowe’s will pay $52,000, in penalties to new york state for the alleged violations . Separate settlements with home depot,lowe’s home centers over alleged violations of 2010 state law designed to reduce water pollution .90% of home depot stores and lowe’s stores – 16 of 18 – in new york inspected had one or more alleged violations of the law.  Full Article

Home Depot CEO on conf call- Believe housing data indicates continued tailwinds for our business
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:10am EDT 

Home Depot : CEO - "weather had somewhat of a positive impact ...and certainly drove variability in demand , Q1 was not an early spring story" . In certain markets where 'buy online deliver from store' has been introduced, demand has been much stronger than anticipated . Expect 'buy online deliver from store' to be fully rolled out by end of fiscal year . CEO- " our view of macro environment remains consistent. We believe housing data indicates continued tailwinds for our business" . Exec - unseasonably warm February was followed by a more normal march and april, spring has not yet arrived in many of our markets . Exec - drivers behind increase in Q1 big-ticket purchases were appliances, roofing, sheds and windows . CFO on conf call - estimate weather driven demand positively impacted U.S. Sales growth by approximately $250 million. . CFO - continue to see housing market strength ; home price appreciation, housing turnover and household formation trending as expected . CFO - continue to see housing market strength; home price appreciation, housing turnover and household formation trending as expected . CEO- "with a warm february we had a great start to the year and we saw outdoor project business in the north very, very strong" . CFO-"ordinarily don’t raise our sales growth guidance so early in the year, going to roll forward some of our q1 out-performance".  Full Article

An opening for shareholders in federal court derivative suits?

Derivative suits against the board members of companies that suffered data breaches appears to be a losing proposition for shareholders. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash of Atlanta tossed a shareholder derivative suit against board members of Home Depot, which was hacked over the course of several months in 2014. Judge Thrash agreed with Home Depot’s lawyers at Alston & Bird that plaintiffs in the consolidated case failed to prove that it would have been futile for sha