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Home Depot Inc (HD.N)

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Home Depot Has Considered Buying Xpo Logistics - Recode‍​
Friday, 22 Dec 2017 

Dec 22 (Reuters) - :HOME DEPOT HAS CONSIDERED BUYING XPO LOGISTICS - RECODE, CITING PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER ‍​.  Full Article

The Home Depot Acquires The Company Store
Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc ::THE HOME DEPOT ACQUIRES THE COMPANY STORE, BROADENING CAPABILITIES IN HOME TEXTILE CATEGORIES.HOME DEPOT INC - TERMS WERE NOT DISCLOSED.HOME DEPOT INC - ACQUISITION DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COMPANY STORE'S FIVE RETAIL LOCATIONS.  Full Article

Home Depot On Proposed Tax Reform - Believe Concern Over Mortage Interest Deductibility Overblown
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc ::HOME DEPOT CFO ON PROPOSED TAX REFORM - BELIEVE CONCERN OVER MORTAGE INTEREST DEDUCTIBILITY IS OVERBLOWN.HOME DEPOT CFO ON PROPOSED TAX REFORM - CO WOULD HAVE A SIGINIFICANT, IMMEDIATE BENEFIT TO TAX EXPENSE AND CASH TAXES IF REFORM ENACTED.CEO ON INVESTOR DAY - POISED TO EXCEED OUR 2018 TARGETS‍​.CEO ON INVESTOR DAY - WILL INVEST IN THE FRONT-END EXPERICE TO FACILITATE FAST AND EASY CHECKOUT.CEO ON INVESTOR DAY - WILL INVEST IN WAGES, SCHEDULING FLEXIBILITY AND TOOLS FOR ASSOCIATES.WILL EXTEND INVESTMENTS TO CANADA AND MEXICO AS WELL, TO EXTEND "ONE HOME DEPOT EXPERIENCE" TO BOTH THOSE COUNTRIES AS WELL.EXECUTIVE - ADDED SELF-SERVICE LOCKERS AT FRONT END OF SOME STORES.EXECUTIVE - OUR NEW WORKFORCE MANAGEMNT TOOL WILL HELP ASSOCIATES WORK AT MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, CHECK SCHEDULING ON THEIR MOBILE PHONES.EXECUTIVE - WORKING ON A BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEBSITE.EXECUTIVE - TO OPEN MARKET DELIVERY OPERATIONS IN 100 LOCATIONS, ALSO CONSOLIDATE STORE DELIVERY TO FEWER STORES OR MARKET STORES.EXECUTIVE - IN TOP 40 MARKETS, WILL OFFER NEXT DAY AND SAME-DAY DELIVERY FROM NEW DIRECT-TO-CUSTOMER DELIVERY CENTERS.EXECUTIVE - ESTIMATE IT WILL TAKE 5 YRS TO REACH THE DELIVERY CAPABILITIES OUTLINED TODAY.  Full Article

Home Depot Updates Strategic Priorities, Confirms 2017 Sales And Earnings Guidance
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc ::THE HOME DEPOT UPDATES STRATEGIC PRIORITIES; CONFIRMS FISCAL YEAR 2017 SALES AND DILUTED EARNINGS-PER-SHARE GUIDANCE; OUTLINES LONG-TERM FINANCIAL TARGETS; ANNOUNCES ACCELERATED BUSINESS INVESTMENT PLAN AND $15 BILLION SHARE REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION.SEES FY 2017 EARNINGS PER SHARE $7.36.SEES FY 2017 SALES UP ABOUT 6.3 PERCENT.THE HOME DEPOT UPDATES STRATEGIC PRIORITIES; CONFIRMS FISCAL YEAR 2017 SALES AND DILUTED EARNINGS-PER-SHARE GUIDANCE; OUTLINES LONG-TERM FINANCIAL TARGETS; ANNOUNCES ACCELERATED BUSINESS INVESTMENT PLAN AND $15 BILLION SHARE REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION.SEES FY 2017 COMPARABLE STORE SALES OF APPROXIMATELY 6.5 PERCENT.- FOR FISCAL 2020 , SEES ANNUAL CAPITAL SPENDING OF APPROXIMATELY 2.5 PERCENT OF SALES.SEES 2020 FINANCIAL TARGET OF ‍TOTAL SALES RANGING FROM APPROXIMATELY $114.7 BILLION TO APPROXIMATELY $119.8 BILLION​‍​.SEES LONG-TERM, FISCAL 2020 RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL RANGING FROM APPROXIMATELY 36.4 PERCENT TO 39.6 PERCENT.SEES LONG-TERM, FISCAL 2020 OPERATING MARGIN RANGING FROM APPROXIMATELY 14.4 PERCENT TO 15.0 PERCENT.HOME DEPOT SEES LONG-TERM FISCAL 2020 TARGET OF COMPOUNDED ANNUAL SALES GROWTH RATE FROM END OF FISCAL 2017 RANGING FROM ABOUT 4.5 PERCENT TO ABOUT 6.0 PERCENT.- ‍DILUTED EPS GUIDANCE FOR 2017 INCLUDES BENEFIT OF CO'S INTENT TO REPURCHASE ADDITIONAL $2.1 BILLION OF SHARES IN Q4​.  Full Article

Home Depot declares Q3 dividend of 89 cents
Thursday, 16 Nov 2017 

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc :The Home Depot declares third quarter dividend of 89 cents.  Full Article

Home Depot CFO- Don't see housing market slowdown in 2018, 2019 and 2020
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc :On conf call - online sales rose about 19 percent in q3, now representing about 6.2% of total sales.Lumber, appliances, electrical, indoor garden and tools had double digit comp sales in Q3, building materials and flooring above company's average comp.Several stores, particularly in areas like Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. Croix, were forced to remain closed for an extended period.Q3 big-ticket sales - transactions over $900- which represent about 22% of our U.S. Sales, were up 12.1%.Q3 increase in big-ticket sales was driven by strength in appliances, vinyl plank floorings and several pro heavy categories.Q3 sales to professional customers grew double-digits, pro-heavy categories such as lumber, wire, insulation, had double-digit growth.CFO- "macro environment remains supportive, and we believe housing is a tailwind for our business".CFO- "as we think about housing broadly and fears of slowdown, we don't see that for 2018, 2019 and 2020".  Full Article

Home Depot says Q3 earnings per share $1.84
Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc -:The Home Depot announces third quarter results; updates fiscal year 2017 guidance.Q3 earnings per share $1.84.Q3 sales $25 billion versus I/B/E/S view $24.55 billion.Q3 earnings per share view $1.82 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Sees FY 2017 sales up about 6.3 percent.Home Depot Inc - ‍comparable store sales for Q3 of fiscal 2017 were positive 7.9 percent​.Home Depot Inc - ‍estimates that hurricane-related sales positively impacted comparable store sales growth by approximately $282 million in fiscal Q3​.Qtrly ‍comp sales for U.S. stores were positive 7.7 percent​.Home Depot Inc - ‍in fiscal Q3, company also incurred approximately $104 million of hurricane-related expense​.Home Depot Inc - ‍as a result of hurricanes, company's operating profit was negatively impacted by approximately $51 million in fiscal Q3​.Home Depot-‍raised EPS growth guidance for FY 2017 & now expects earnings-per-share growth of approximately 14.0 percent from fiscal 2016 to $7.36​.FY earnings per share view $7.34 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Home Depot Inc - ‍sees FY 2017 comp sales will be up approximately 6.5 percent​.Home Depot Inc - diluted earnings-per-share growth guidance includes impact of $8 billion of share repurchases for fiscal 2017​.  Full Article

U.S. CPSC says outlet converters recalled by Ningbo Litesun Electric with Home Depot
Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017 

Oct 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission::Outlet converters recalled by Ningbo Litesun Electric with Home Depot due to shock and fire hazards.About 42,000 outlet converters recalled by Ningbo Litesun Electric with Home Depot due to shock & fire hazards​.  Full Article

Home Depot on conf call- Q2 big-ticket transactions up 12.4%
Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017 

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc :On conf call- pro sales once again outpaced diy sales in Q2.On conf call- because of outperformance in first half versus our plan, increasing fy sales and earnings per share guidance.On conf call- Q2 online sales grew about 23% versus last year.On conf call- lumber, electrical, tools and flooring had double-digit comps in Q2.Plumbing, millwork, kitchen and bath, outdoor garden, hardware, paint and lighting were positive, but below company average in Q2.Q2 big-ticket transactions over $900, which represent about 22% of u.s. Sales, were up 12.4%, driven by appliances, flooring, certain pro heavy categories.Q2 transactions for tickets under $50, which make up about 16% of our u.s. Sales, grew by 1.5% , reflecting return of our outdoor garden business.CFO- "based on what we're seeing in the stores today, our pros are not on vacation".  Full Article

U.S. CPSC says Lumicentro Internacional with Home Depot recalls about 10,500 crystal chandeliers
Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017 

July 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission::Lumicentro Internacional with Home Depot recalls about 10,500 crystal chandeliers due to fire & burn hazards.No injuries or property damage have been reported.There have been 39 reports of plastic on crystal chandeliers burning, melting, wires burned, overheating in 4-light chandelier.There has been 1 report of crystal chandeliers catching fire.  Full Article

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