3 Reasons Home Depot Inc. Stock Could Fall

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Home Depot (NYSE: HD) reported plenty of good news for shareholders at its last quarterly check-in. Sales are growing, the retailer is seeing strong demand in the profitable professional-market niche, and e-commerce initiatives are keeping online rivals at bay.

Yet the stock has underperformed the broader market so far in 2016 and also over the last 12 months. Sure, its long-term gains have been spectacular. But the latest dip could stretch on -- especially if Home Depot sees challenges in the key areas outlined below.

Housing market slowdown

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