It is expected that in Jan 2019 quarter HD will have an EPS of $2.17, while that of Apr 2019 is projected at $2.19. It means that there could be a 28.4% and 5.29% growth in the two quarters respectively. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 31.37% to about $9.8. As for the coming year, growth will be about 4.08%, lifting earnings to $10.2. RSI after the last trading period was 56.55. HD recorded a change of -1.88% over the past week and returned -2.3% over the last three months while the HD stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 2.16%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 6.46%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -7.65% while the shares have moved 0.94% for the past 12 months.

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD)’s EPS was $2.51 as reported for the October quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.87. That means that its growth in general now stands at 34%. Therefore, a prediction of $2.26 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 11%. HD Oct 19 quarter revenue was $26.3 billion, compared to $25.03 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 5% growth rate. The company’s $1.27 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) currently trades at $182.92, which is lower by -0.88% its previous price. It has a total of 1.14 billion outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 3.18. The company’s stock volume dropped to 3.48 million, worse than 5.63 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -1.88% in its price means HD is now 6.46% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43275.08 since its $215.43 52-week high price recorded on 12th of September 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 0.94 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $24.83 above the 52 week low of $158.09 set on 24th of December 2018.

24 analysts out of 34 Wall Street brokerage firms rate HD stock as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 10 describe it as a Hold. The stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $185.42. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $182.75. Analysts have set HD’s consensus price at $202.89, effectively giving it a 10.92% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $230 (up 25.74% from current price levels). HD has a 652.6% ROE.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) shares appreciated 0.24% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 1.3%. HD’s price now at $49.24 is greater than the 50-day average of $46.59. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $45.71 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 1.03 billion shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 1.03 billion. The company’s management holds a total of 0.07%, while institutional investors hold about 59% of the remaining shares. HD share price finished last trade 3.12% above its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 7.75%, while closing the session with 5.82% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

The Southern Company (SO) shares were last observed trading -0.38% down the peak of $49.43. Last month’s price growth of 6.26% puts SO performance for the year now at 12.11%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 16.19%, a 52-week worst price. However, it is regaining value with 5.19% in the last 6 months.

SO’s beta is 0.18; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $2.13 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $6.16 billion, which was -1% versus $6.2 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Sep 19 quarter came in at $1.14 compared to $1.12 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 2% year-over-year earnings per share growth. SO’s ROA is 2.2%, lower than the 3.57% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 3.77%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) are around $0.24 per share in three months through December with $0.81 also the estimate for March quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -52.94% and -7.95%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 0.66%, the target being $3.04 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -0.99%, more likely to see it hit the $3.01 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 10.3%. SO ranks lower in comparison to an average of 20.38% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 14.29%.