Home Depot: A Big Orange Buyout?

The shares rose Friday on reports of possible private equity interest in the retailer, but CEO Nardelli downplayed the idea

Home Depot's (HD) share price rose more than 2% on Dec. 1, after press reports about a possible private-equity buyout of the home improvement retailer. The company's CEO, Robert Nardelli, quickly downplayed the idea.

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