|Bid||83.41 x 300|
|Ask||83.42 x 500|
|Day's Range||81.64 - 83.71|
|52 Week Range||70.76 - 108.98|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.44|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.64 (1.85%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Home Depot (HD) stock reacted positively to Wells Fargo’s “outperform” rating, rising as high as $178.38 on April 23. The stock closed the day at $177.66, representing a 0.4% rise from the previous day’s closing price.
On April 23, Wells Fargo analyst Zachary Fadem initiated coverage of Home Depot (HD) with an “outperform” rating. He also expects the company’s stock price to reach $205 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 15.4%.
Lowe’s Cos. Inc.'s outgoing chief executive saw a decrease of 11% in compensation for 2017, according to a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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As of April 12, 2018, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) was trading at $17.21. On the same day, analysts were expecting the company’s stock price to reach $19.47 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 13.1%.
The forward PE multiple is calculated by dividing the company’s stock price from analysts’ earnings estimates for the next four quarters. The decline in BBBY’s 4Q17 margins and also the lower-than-expected 2018 guidance provided by the company’s management has led to a fall in the company’s stock price and its valuation multiple.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.41 in 4Q17. By the end of 2017, the company had approximately $1.5 billion in its share repurchase program. Share repurchases drive a company’s earnings by lowering the number of shares outstanding. In 4Q17, Williams-Sonoma (WSM), Lowe’s (LOW), and Home Depot (HD) posted EPS growth of 8.4%, -14%, and 17.4%, respectively.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted a gross margin, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin, and net margin of 35.9%, 11.4%, and 5.5% in 4Q17, respectively. In comparison, these margins were at 38.0%, 14.3%, and 7.6% in 4Q16, respectively.
To drive its sales, BBBY is focusing on differentiated merchandise assortment, dynamic pricing, its membership program, and a frictionless digital experience. The company is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of its supply chain to support its growing decorative furnishings business and to improve its reverse logistics. The company plans to introduce its expanded decorative furnishings assortment in 10% of its Bed Bath & Beyond brand stores in 2018.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted a decline in its SSSG (same-store sales growth) of 0.6% compared to analysts’ estimate of a 2.3% decline. The decrease was due to a fall in the number of transactions at its stores. However, some of the declines were offset by growth in the average transaction amount. In comparison, the company posted SSSG of 0.4% in 4Q16.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted revenues of $3.72 billion in 4Q17, which represents growth of 5.1% from $3.53 billion in 4Q16. Analysts were expecting the company to post revenue of $3.68 billion. The better-than-expected SSSG (same-store sales growth) helped the company outperform analysts’ revenue estimates.
Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) posted its 4Q17 earnings after the market closed on April 11, 2018. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.48 on revenues of $3.72 billion. Compared to 4Q16, the company’s revenue increased 5.1%, while its EPS declined by 19.6%.
What Can PPG Industries Deliver in the First Quarter of 2018? As of March 29, 2018, the latest data showed that PPG Industries’ (PPG) short interest has increased since the beginning of 2018, indicating that bearish sentiment in the stock has increased. As of March 29, 2018, its short interest as a percentage of outstanding shares was 3.1%.
Lowe’s (LOW) has long trailed larger rival Home Depot (HD), although year-to-date, the former has been been the outperformer, falling "only" 6.3%, compared with 8.3% for Home Depot. Home Depot is an obvious call then, given its dominant market position, which should only be strengthened in coming years by strategic investments, and Lacayo also highlights its return on capital, above 35%.
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