HD - The Home Depot, Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
229.67
-1.16 (-0.50%)
As of 11:01AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close230.83
Open231.15
Bid229.96 x 800
Ask229.98 x 1100
Day's Range229.63 - 231.36
52 Week Range158.09 - 235.49
Volume705,579
Avg. Volume3,900,806
Market Cap251.523B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.15
PE Ratio (TTM)22.91
EPS (TTM)10.02
Earnings DateNov 19, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield5.44 (2.36%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-09-04
1y Target Est225.85
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    With the major indices scoring a fairly strong September, recession fears may have subsided for some. Plus, certain metrics for the U.S. economy appear healthy, suggesting that the bears are overplaying their hand. Thus, loading up on dividend stocks to buy for a coming downturn seems unnecessary.Of course, I don't have a crystal ball: none of us do. Perhaps President Trump can convince the Federal Reserve to perform some fiscal voodoo, keeping the party going. Still, I believe that no matter what your perspective is, dividend stocks represent an important component of your portfolio, and especially at this juncture.First, let's look at reality. According to data from the Federal Reserve Economic Research, the average price of a house sold jumped over 37% since the beginning of this decade. In contrast, the hourly earnings of all employees only gained a little over 25% during the same period. In many markets, housing affordability greatly exceeds personal income. That's probably not a sustainable situation, which bolsters the case for recession-resistant dividend stocks to buy.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSecond, it's not just the U.S.-China trade war that drives the case for contextually defensive dividend stocks. Because we live in a globalized economy, nothing occurs in a vacuum. Germany is finding that out the hard way, with exports to China suffering due to geopolitical conflicts. And if Germany goes down, it could send a ripple effect everywhere else. * 10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions Finally, the stock market's total market capitalization is 144% of the last reported GDP. That's extreme speculation, meaning you better be right about your non-recession call. Otherwise, here are eight dividend stocks to buy: Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession: Dollar General (DG)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com I usually don't like to start off my list with speculative or overheated names. However, I'm going to make an exception for Dollar General (NYSE:DG). Yes, DG stock has absolutely soared so far this year, gaining over 48% since January's opening session. Also, I concede that after a huge jump late August, shares are liable to come down.When or if they do, however, I'd look into picking up shares. Primarily, the enthusiasm over DG stock has fundamental justification. Both Dollar General and rival Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) produced solid earnings results overall. For Dollar General, the discount retailer raised its full-year guidance despite the ongoing U.S.-China trade war.Secondly, I think investors can reasonably expect bullishness to underline DG stock if our economy weakens. With wage growth not keeping pace with housing prices, a good-sized shock could disproportionately impact our labor market. That would drive increased traffic to discount retailers.Of course, compared to other dividend stocks to buy, Dollar General's yield is nothing to write home about. But with its relevant business, DG may offer some capital growth to compensate. Home Depot (HD)Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com Logically, recessions make everything worse. Not only must you complete your usual routine, you also must do so with potentially less funds. But what's truly problematic is that recessions don't coincide to fit your timetable conveniently. If something goes wrong, it'll go wrong when it wants to. And that simple thesis underlines Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and HD stock.As with Dollar General, HD stock has outperformed many other dividend stocks. Therefore, I'm not necessarily fishing to buy shares right now, especially near all-time highs. But with every dip and dive, HD stock becomes increasingly appealing.First, in my opinion, Home Depot has a moat against Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). While modern shoppers have gravitated toward the e-commerce platform, many shoppers prefer the brick-and-mortar experience. A big reason why is because they can see and test out products before purchase. This is especially crucial for home repair or renovation projects. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale Second, cash-strapped families are more likely to shop at Home Depot during an economic downturn. Video platforms like Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) YouTube have made do-it-yourself projects more accessible. Indirectly, this benefits HD stock as people are financially incentivized to roll up their sleeves. Procter & Gamble (PG)Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com A common theme among defensive dividend stocks to buy is that they have outperformed this year. For those who don't believe that we're facing a recession, they may want to consider why names like Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) have delivered robust market returns. On a year-to-date basis, PG stock has jumped 36%.In a world where drones fly your online purchases to your door, what Procter & Gamble offers seems incredibly boring: toothpaste, tampons, hair products, dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent, among many other product categories. At the same time, these are also necessities: unless it's an extremely severe one, recessions don't prevent people from taking care of themselves. Hence, you have your case for PG stock.Moreover, as a stalwart among blue-chip dividend stocks, Procter & Gamble represents a safety valve for your portfolio. This is not a get-rich-overnight investment. It might not make you rich at all. However, the secular demand for the company's products should help PG stock weather the storm. PepsiCo (PEP)Source: Shutterstock While recession-resistant consumer dividend stocks tend to emphasize the necessities, PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) demonstrates that's not always the case. Since the start of this year, PEP stock has jumped over 27%. For traditional soft drink makers, the bullishness in this arena is a welcome change.For many years, investors avoided PEP stock and rival Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) because of shifting consumer behaviors. The major problem was that younger consumers eschewed sugary, carbonated drinks for healthier alternatives. That has led to frustrating sideways consolidation for shares of Coca-Cola, as well as PEP stock.To their credit, neither PepsiCo nor Coca-Cola took the consumer behavioral change lying down. Specifically for PepsiCo, management shifted their priorities to higher-growth beverage segments, such as energy drinks. They've also invested heavily in Bubly, Pepsi's sparkling water brand. * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy Best of all, these changes are working. PepsiCo scored an earnings and revenue beat for its second-quarter report. Also, a recession might provide an unexpected lift for PEP stock. In a downturn, beggars can't be choosers. Therefore, don't be surprised to see a lift in cheap, sugary soft drinks. Disney (DIS)Source: ilikeyellow / Shutterstock.com Among dividend stocks to buy, Disney (NYSE:DIS) presents a very tricky case. On the bearish end of the spectrum, the trade war has a direct impact on the global tourism industry. Recently, the Financial Review noted that fewer Chinese tourists are visiting Australia, sounding alarm for the nation's tourism industry.If the Chinese aren't visiting countries close to them, they're certainly less inclined to visit the U.S. Naturally, this may hurt DIS stock, which enjoys a dominant presence in the theme park and resort space.On the other hand, Disney owns multiple resorts and entertainment properties throughout Asia. Even in economically rough circumstances, many families like to treat themselves to an excursion.Plus, other elements of Disney's businesses are quite compelling in a slump. For example, the company is rolling out their streaming service called Disney+. It features the Magic Kingdom's lucrative content library, along with shows inspired by marquee franchises like Star Wars. That's a huge plus for DIS stock.As far as the yield goes, many other dividend stocks offer superior passive income. However, Disney has a very stable business that becomes net more attractive in a recession. AT&T (T)Source: Lester Balajadia / Shutterstock.com Although it frequently pops up in lists of dividend stocks to buy, AT&T (NYSE:T) is somewhat of a controversial name. That's because the telecom giant has been very acquisitive, and many observers don't view this as a positive attribute. Principally, AT&T's $85 billion buyout of TimeWarner seemed excessive to conservative investors.For a while, the detractors were dead-on with their assessment. Since the early spring of 2017, T stock was mired in an ugly bearish trend channel. At its worst, shares closed below $30 in December of last year.However, since hitting that bottom, T stock has looked much more interesting. I'll admit that the capital growth narrative is a more of a slow grind. But that's what dividend stocks do, right? Additionally, while it inched higher, shareholders received a nice payout. * 10 Defense Stocks to Buy During Rising Geopolitical Tensions Over the long run, I believe T stock has potential. First, the 5G rollout cannot occur with giants like AT&T and rival Verizon (NYSE:VZ) investing in the infrastructure. Second, while the TimeWarner deal was expensive, it does give the company a valuable content empire. Cinemark (CNK)Source: Rennett Stowe via Flickr (modified)Over the past few months, I've consistently forwarded the argument that recessions place a premium on sources of entertainment. Although Americans are generally hard-working and have a history of working harder when the times get tough, we're not robots. We do need our downtime, a distraction from our daily troubles. This is where Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) and CNK stock come into the picture.Under the Cinemark umbrella, the company has multiple brands: its namesake brand, Century Theatres, Tinseltown USA, CineArts and Rave Cinemas. This allows the company to cater to different tastes. Audience members can watch summer blockbusters in Century Theatres, often located in major metropolitan areas. For those who prefer classier affairs, they can enjoy films showing at CineArts.But what really drives interest for CNK stock is its comparatively low overhead. Cinemark features fewer locations in high-rent areas. Therefore, the company is more profitable than its rivals.Another important factor for CNK stock is Cinemark's lower ticket prices relative to the competition. With a possible recession on the horizon, low-cost leaders will look more attractive. Therefore, don't overlook Cinemark in your short list of dividend stocks to buy. AMC Entertainment (AMC)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Touting Cinemark's comparatively low overhead, there doesn't seem to be much reason to talk about AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC). Sure, people want a distraction from their troubles. Additionally, as I've mentioned before about AMC stock, it's money well spent. When you compare buying movie tickets to watching professional sports live, there's no comparison.However, you can also say the same about Cinemark. So what makes AMC stock worth buying, especially considering the company's lower margins relative to Cinemark? It comes down to that one word repeated three times: location, location, location.Take a look at Cinemark's southern California locations: I count a whopping 22 theaters. This covers Los Angeles County and a handful of locations in Riverside and Orange counties. Interestingly, San Diego gets zero love.Now compare that to AMC. Throughout high-market areas, you get extensive representation. Plus, AMC Theatres tend to be located in nicer neighborhoods. * 7 Fantastic Fidelity Funds for a Range of Investors If these factors aren't enough to convince you to buy AMC stock, it also pays a nearly 7% dividend yield for your troubles.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto was long T stock and AMC stock. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip * 7 Dow Titans Breaking Higher * 5 Growth Stocks to Sell as Rates Move Higher The post 8 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Recession appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    The stock market's major indices are at or near all-time highs, and as stocks go up, dividend yields go down. As a result, many of the best dividend stocks to buy right now sport relatively modest yields.That's OK. Because your focus also should be on dividend safety and payout growth that will enhance your yield over time.Not every stock has been caught up in 2019's surge to new peaks. GameStop (GME), CenturyLink (CTL), Vodafone (VOD), Pitney Bowes (PBI), L Brands (LB), Deutsche Bank (DB) - all of these well-known companies have either cut or outright suspended their dividends this year. Those moves were a blow to all existing shareholders, but especially those who were relying on the income from these sometimes generous dividend payers to tackle regular expenses in retirement.How do you ensure the dividend stocks you're invested in won't do the same? One way is to monitor the DIVCON system from exchange-traded fund provider Reality Shares. DIVCON's methodology uses a five-tier rating to provide a snapshot of companies' dividend health, where DIVCON 5 indicates the highest probability for a dividend increase, and DIVCON 1 the highest probability for a dividend cut. And within each of these ratings is a composite score determined by cash flow, earnings, stock buybacks and other factors.These are 13 of the safest dividend stocks to buy right now. Each stock has not only achieved a DIVCON 5 score, but a composite score within the top 15 of all stocks that DIVCON has evaluated. This makes them the crème de la crème of dividend safety - and more likely to keep the dividend increases coming going forward. SEE ALSO: 25 Stocks Every Retiree Should Own

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    There's always a bull market somewhere. And with Dow Jones Industrial Average constituent Home Depot (NYSE:HD), you don't have to look very far to appreciate that very fact. But is now a good time to buy Home Depot stock? Let's examine what's happening off and on the price chart to reach a stronger, risk-adjusted decision.Source: Helen89 / Shutterstock.com It has been good year for the market, albeit a volatile one at times. The Dow Jones is up nearly 17% and less than 1% from recapturing late July's all-time-high. At the same time, Home Depot stock's gain of 36% has more than doubled the venerable blue-chip index while hitting fresh highs.Only the Dow's Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and its return of nearly 39%, is larger than HD's rise through Friday's close. However, that top spot has come at a price. AAPL stock's gains have failed to match Home Depot's technical wherewithal with shares still 5.5% beneath its October all-time high.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo, what's behind the burly gains of America's largest home improvement retailer? No doubt 2019 has raised the specter of potential difficulties for Home Depot and peer Lowes (NYSE:LOW) given the ongoing U.S. China trade war and retail shelves lined with "Made in China" products.But so far, HD stock has managed to trump those fears.Removed from trade war concerns of what might be, a defensively positioned Home Depot has benefited from this summer's interest rate cut by the FOMC and ongoing demand for home improvement. And the good times, which showed up in August's earnings beat, aren't over either. * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy According to Citi analyst Gregory Badishkanian, HD stock enjoys "still-solid underlying macro fundamentals and housing drivers," which should help with further sales and margin wins. For its part Citi reaffirmed its buy rating while lifting the price target on HD from $246 to $269 and a premium of 15% compared to Friday's closing price. Home Depot Stock Price Monthly Chart Technically speaking, Home Depot stock appears ready for a strong second-half of 2019 after dismantling a large bearish topping pattern.In August, HD produced an earnings-driven breakout from a 20-month long broadening base pattern. This type of formation is generally viewed as bearish once the fifth pivot receives price confirmation through the low of the monthly candlestick. Home Depot stock obliged bearish shorts as it traded beneath July's low of $212.39 and eventually down to $197.84 before quickly and unequivocally failing.A bullish earnings gap and follow-through in Home Depot stock took shares to new highs while also breaking out above angular pattern resistance. Now September's price action is confirming August's engulfing candlestick while being supported by a bullishly positioned stochastics indicator.With HD shares just a couple percent above the August high, it's time to embrace the bearish pattern failure as an important signal to go long shares. I'm inclined to see Citi's price target of $269 to perhaps as much as $275 in Home Depot stock as a reasonable forecast for shares.My recommendation is to simply buy Home Depot stock today and set an initial stop-loss below $219. Early Monday and with HD trading around $232.50, that works out to price exposure of 6%. That's attractive relative to the risk taken. And smartly, it pulls the plug on the position just in case the broadening pattern has a repeat and more bearish performance in store for Home Depot stock.Disclosure: Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. The information offered is based upon Christopher Tyler's observations and strictly intended for educational purposes only; the use of which is the responsibility of the individual. For additional options-based strategies and related musings, follow Chris on Twitter @Options_CAT and StockTwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy * 7 Hot Penny Stocks to Consider Now * 7 Tech Stocks You Should Avoid Now The post This Is Why Home Depot Stock Bears Should Be Scared appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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