Top Services Stock Picking: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) ended last trading session with a change of 0.39 percent. It trades at an average volume of 4.2M shares versus 2.81M shares recorded at the end of last trading session. The share price of $147.43 is at a distance of 25.1 percent from its 52-week low and down -0.02 percent versus its peak. The company has a market cap of $179.31B and currently has 1.22B shares outstanding. The share price is currently 2.35 percent versus its SMA20, 6.13 percent versus its SMA50, and 12.15 percent versus its SMA200. The stock has a weekly performance of 0.81 percent and is 10.63 percent year-to-date as of the recent close.

On March 2, 2017 The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) has sped up its online application process by as much as 80 percent as it begins filling more than 80,000 positions in stores and distribution centers for its spring selling season.

Applying for a job at the world’s largest home improvement retailer now takes about 15 minutes using any device, thanks to a shorter application and mobile-optimized Careers site at careers.homedepot.com.

“We want everyone to have an easy and convenient experience with The Home Depot, whether they’re shopping with us or applying for a position,” said Tim Crow, EVP — Human Resources.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) recently recorded 0.71 percent change and currently at $107.49 is 10.5 percent away from its 52-week low and down -10.07 percent versus its peak. It has a past 5-day performance of 1.31 percent and trades at an average volume of 3.16M shares. The stock has a 1-month performance of 1.74 percent and is -5.52 percent year-to-date as of the recent close. There were about 863.26M shares outstanding which made its market cap $92.79B. The share price is currently 0.9 percent versus its SMA20, -2.11 percent versus its SMA50, and -0.91 percent versus its SMA200.

On March 13, 2017 United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the eleventh consecutive year. The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, honored UPS in the Logistics & Transportation category.

“At UPS, operating in an ethical manner means standing by our principles and delivering on our word through our business operations, sustainability standards, and, how we impact the lives and communities where we live and work,” said Mohammed Azam, UPS chief compliance officer. “We work hard to have high ethical standards in all our efforts across the globe. It’s part of our culture and shared throughout our organization.”