HD Supply Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:HDS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 7,004 call options on the company. This is an increase of 7,351% compared to the average volume of 94 call options.

NASDAQ:HDS traded up $0.14 on Friday, reaching $41.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 82,841 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,291,880. HD Supply has a 12-month low of $36.99 and a 12-month high of $47.13. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.85. The firm has a market cap of $6.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $40.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.71.

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, December 10th. The industrial products company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.01. HD Supply had a return on equity of 45.42% and a net margin of 7.51%. The company had revenue of $1.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.64 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.00 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that HD Supply will post 3.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of HD Supply by 60.0% in the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 221,405 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $9,598,000 after buying an additional 83,070 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its holdings in shares of HD Supply by 112.8% in the 2nd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 6,386 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $259,000 after buying an additional 3,385 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of HD Supply by 7.6% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,989,303 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $402,369,000 after buying an additional 707,576 shares during the period. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC purchased a new stake in shares of HD Supply in the 3rd quarter valued at $4,644,000. Finally, DNB Asset Management AS raised its holdings in shares of HD Supply by 11.6% in the 3rd quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 40,109 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $1,571,000 after buying an additional 4,180 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 97.48% of the company’s stock.

HDS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America lowered HD Supply from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, December 17th. ValuEngine raised HD Supply from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. BidaskClub lowered HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. Buckingham Research boosted their price objective on HD Supply from $39.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered HD Supply from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $44.80.

HD Supply Company Profile

HD Supply Holdings, Inc operates as an industrial distributor in North America. It operates through two segments, Facilities Maintenance, and Construction & Industrial. The Facilities Maintenance segment offers electrical and lighting items, plumbing supplies, appliances, janitorial supplies, hardware products, kitchen and bath cabinets, window coverings, textiles and guest amenities, healthcare maintenance products, and water and wastewater treatment products, as well as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning products.

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