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Home Depot nails down a gain

Analysts at Zacks.com wrote that they “remain encouraged by the company’s consistently good quarterly performance . . . impressive strategic and long-term goals.’’

orange county register via associated press/file 2012

Analysts at Zacks.com wrote that they “remain encouraged by the company’s consistently good quarterly performance . . . impressive strategic and long-term goals.’’

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A blue chip company by definition has a national reputation for quality and can operate profitably in bad times as well as good. Home Depot Inc. seems to be living up to that; the stock rose along with other big names as markets adopted the view that weak job and consumer data mean more economic stimulus is around the corner.

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