The Home Depot - Daily Volume Update

Posted on 06/21/2012 by Edward Connelly

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Institutional trading of The Home Depot shares yielded a bought/sold volume ratio of 1.17. A total of 39 block trades crossed the tape, resulting in 1,283,931 shares on the buy side vs. 1,092,910 shares on the sell side. From a cash flow perspective, this implies that there was a cash inflow of $66,744,568 and a cash outflow of $56,714,495. The net cash flow for HD is $10,030,073, demonstrating that institutions may have positive outlook on the stock.

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Institutional investors also took positions in options where a total of 34,544 contracts was traded. Specifically, 8,284 call and 26,260 put contracts were traded during the last session yielding a 3.17 put/call ratio.

A mature domestic store base and slower new store growth may drive increased competitive pricing pressures between Home Depot, and Lowe's, constraining ROIC expansion. Additionaly, Home Depot can still do more to match Lowe's more attractive store environment and customer service standards.

The Home Depot (HD) opened today at $52.81 and is currently trading at $51.26, down $1.57 (2.97%) during last trading session. Performance indicators show that the stock has lost -1.73% within the last week. The daily low is $51.24 and the high is $53.00. The trading volume of 19M is above the average volume of 11M shares.


The Home Depot, Inc. is a home improvement retailer. The Home Depot stores sell an assortment of building materials, home improvement and lawn and garden products and provide a number of services.

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