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Analyst Research Summary: HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS)

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) stock is presently standing at about $42.68 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 15 analysts covering the company is $48.00, which suggests the stock could still rise over 11 percent. The highest analyst price target is $53.00, which implies a rally of 76 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 11 are rating the stock a buy while 4 rate HDS a strong buy. There are 4 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell.

Morgan Stanley analysts provided their view on HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) recently. The rating firm issued a Overweight rating to this company in a research note released on Dec 20, 2016. SunTrust analysts disclosed their opinion on HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) recently. The rating firm gave a Hold rating to this stock in a research note published on Dec 07, 2016. According to a research note disclosed on Dec 07, 2016, analysts at RBC Capital Mkts have upped their rating on these shares from Sector Perform to Outperform.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) Transactions Roundup

Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its SVP, Chief People Officer NEWMAN MARGARET sold 9,160 company shares for 387740, in a transaction on 2017-03-13. Following the transaction, the SVP, Chief People Officer is left with a stake of 29,234 shares, currently valued at $1247707. Meanwhile, Pres.,HD Supply Waterworks LeClair Stephen O sold 2,213 shares worth $93570, through a transaction dated 2017-03-13. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 26,790 shares, amounting $1143397.2. HDS Pres, HD Supply C&I-White Cap STEGEMAN JOHN also sold 4,142 shares, at a stock price of $42.28. This transaction occurred on 2017-03-13 totals $175120. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 51,705 shares, with a market value of $2206769.

Executives hold 0.27 percent of the stock. Joseph J. Deangelo is one of the biggest insider owners in HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 267,319 shares which have current market value of around $11409174.92.Mr. John Stegeman is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 43,440 shares as of less than 0.1%, currently worth $1854019.2. James G. Berges is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 42,462 shares with a market value around $1812278.16 as of recent close.

HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) Earnings Outlook

In HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $0.83 from $0.85 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $2,008.00M compared to $2,016.00M. Analysts had expected HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) to post net income of about $0.82 per share on $2,004.97M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $0.66 to $0.79. That is compared with the $0.27 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.

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