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The Home Depot, Inc.: Home Depot's Pending Tie-Up With HD Supply Supports Another Avenue for Sales and Profit Growth

Symbols
HD
Sector(s)
Consumer Cyclical
Rating
Premium
Current Price
$277.14
Fair Value
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Economic Moat
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Stewardship
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Summary

Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, operating nearly 2,300 warehouse-format stores offering more than 30,000 products in store and 1 million products online in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Its stores offer numerous building materials, home improvement products, lawn and garden products, and decor products and provide various services, including home improvement installation services and tool and equipment rentals. The acquisition of distributor Interline Brands in 2015 allowed Home Depot to enter the maintenance, repair, and operations business, which is expected to expand with the pending acquisition of HD Supply. The tie-up with Company Store also brought textile exposure to Home Depot's lineup.

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Analyst Profile

Jaime M. Katz

Senior Equity Analyst
Jaime M. Katz, CFA, is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers home improvement retailers and travel and leisure.Before joining Morningstar in 2011, Katz was an associate for Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank. She also worked in equity research for William Blair for three years and spent three years in asset management at Mesirow Financial.Katz holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. She ranked first in the leisure goods and services industry in The Wall Street Journal's annual “Best on the Street” analysts survey in 2013, the last year the survey was conducted.