The shares of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has been pegged with a rating of Market Perform by Telsey Advisory Group in its latest research note that was published on May 1st, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $192 price target. Telsey Advisory Group wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of The Home Depot, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. BofA/Merrill advised investors in its research note published on April 11th, 2019, to Neutral the HD stock while also putting a $215 price target. The stock had earned Outperform rating from Evercore ISI when it published its report on March 20th, 2019. That day the Evercore ISI set price target on the stock to $215. The stock was given Market Perform rating by Telsey Advisory Group in its report released on February 27th, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $192. BofA/Merrill was of a view that HD is Neutral in its latest report on November 16th, 2018. Morgan Stanley thinks that HD is worth Overweight rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on October 23rd, 2018 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $200.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 12 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 14 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $205.86. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 21.21% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 38.35.
The shares of the company added by 0.67% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $190.01 while ending the day at $191.62. During the trading session, a total of 3.43 million shares were traded which represents a 18.38% incline from the average session volume which is 4.20M shares. HD had ended its last session trading at 190.34. The Home Depot, Inc. currently has a market cap of $211.31B, while its P/E ratio stands at 19.85, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.95, with a beta of 1.11. HD 52-week low price stands at $158.09 while its 52-week high price is $215.43.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $2.25 earnings per share which is above the $2.16 predicted by most analysts. The The Home Depot, Inc. generated $26,491.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $26,573.70 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $2.51 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was down by -11.56%. The Home Depot, Inc. has the potential to record 9.66 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at JP Morgan published a research note on May 14th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) is now rated as Overweight. Their price target on the stock stands at $105. BofA/Merrill also rated VLO as Reiterated on April 11th, 2019, with its price target of $215 suggesting that VLO could surge by 21.65% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $81.41/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.90% to reach $105.88/share. It started the day trading at $83.34 and traded between $81.31 and $82.96 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that VLO’s 50-day SMA is 86.00 while its 200-day SMA stands at 92.41. The stock has a high of $126.98 for the year while the low is $68.81. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 12.77, while the P/B ratio is 1.62. At the moment, only of Valero Energy Corporation shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.59M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 1.73 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -1.66%. Looking further, the stock has raised 0.77% over the past 90 days while it lost -6.47% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc sold more VLO shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.41% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc selling -138,346 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 33,245,871 shares of VLO, with a total valuation of $3,014,070,665. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more VLO shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $2,114,990,549 worth of shares. SSgA Funds Management Inc followed the path by decreasing its VLO portfolio by -2.04% in the quarter. This means that SSgA Funds Management Inc sold -466,663 shares in the last quarter and now controls 22,367,091 shares of the VLO stock, with the valuation hitting $2,027,800,470.
Similarly, AQR Capital Management LLC decreased its Valero Energy Corporation shares by -2.93% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -245,418 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 8,125,679 shares of Valero Energy Corporation which are valued at $736,674,058. In the same vein, Columbia Management Investment Ad increased its Valero Energy Corporation shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 617,397 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 7,756,299 shares and is now valued at $703,186,067. Following these latest developments, around 0.30% of Valero Energy Corporation stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.