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Why Analysts Expect Home Depot’s Revenue to Rise in Q3
Analysts expect Home Depot (HD) to post third-quarter revenue of $26.3 billion, a rise of 4.9% year-over-year.
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Why Both HD and LOW Failed to Meet Growth Estimates in Q1 2018
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What Wall Street Expects for Lowe’s 4Q17 Revenue
Analysts expect Lowe’s (LOW) to post revenue of $15.33 billion in 4Q17, which represents a fall of 2.9% from $15.78 billion in 4Q16.
Home Depot Outlook Depends on the Consumer
If it’s to increase sales, in-store execution, omni-channel efforts, and better customer service will be critical for Home Depot (HD).
Strong Sales in the First Half of 2018 Drove Home Depot Stock
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Why Are Analysts Optimistic about Lowe’s Companies?
On January 30, 2017, Lowe’s Company (LOW) stock was trading at $73.57, which represents a rise of 9.8% since it announced its 3Q16 earnings.
What Drove Williams-Sonoma’s First-Quarter Revenue
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This Drove Lowe’s Revenue in 1Q17
For 1Q17, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted revenue of ~$16.9 billion, which represents a growth of 10.7% from its ~$15.2 billion in 1Q16.
Analysts Expect Lowe’s Margins to Expand in 4Q16
The negative impact from the RONA business mix is expected to lower Lowe’s 4Q16 gross margins.
Will the US Economic Slowdown Impact Home Depot’s EPS?
In 2Q16, Home Depot posted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.97. After strong 2Q16 earnings, management raised its EPS guidance for fiscal 2016 to $6.31.
Why Did Lowe’s Net Margins Rise in 2Q17?
During 2Q17, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted gross margin, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin, and net margin of 34.2%, 14.2%, and 6.8%, respectively.
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Inside Lowe’s Analyst Expectations for Revenue over the Next Four Quarters
For the next four quarters, analysts are expecting Lowe’s to post revenue of $68.9 billion—a growth of 3.4% over its ~$66.6 billion from the last four quarters.
Lowe’s Outperforms Home Depot in 1Q17 Revenue Growth
In 1Q17, Lowe’s (LOW) outperformed Home Depot (HD) with revenue growth of 10.7%.
Why Analysts Favor a ‘Buy’ for Home Depot
Despite the recent surge in Home Depot (HD) stock, analysts have lowered their 12-month target price to $170.54.
Home Depot on the Street: How the Analysts Are Leaning
As of April 27, 2017, analysts are expecting Home Depot’s stock price to touch $156.4 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 0.2%.
How Does Lowe’s E-Commerce Performance Compare to Rivals?
Lowe’s (LOW) derived about 2.5% of its sales from the e-commerce channel, or an estimated $1.4 billion, in fiscal 2015.
Why Lowe’s Is Bullish on Its Prospects in the Medium Term
Lowe’s (LOW) expects year-over-year sales growth in fiscal 2016 to come in between 4.5%-5%.
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What Led to Home Depot’s Record Results in Fiscal 2016?
Home Depot (HD) reported record results in fiscal 2016. Sales reached a new high of $88.5 billion in fiscal 2016, up 6.4% year-over-year (or YoY).
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Why Lowe’s Is Trying Hard to Woo Professional Customers
A professional customer is one who’s looking for products to complete projects for other customers.
Home Depot: Margins Up on Higher Sales, Lower Expenses
Home Depot’s margins are ahead of those reported by the number-two home improvement (XHB) (ITB) retailer, Lowe’s (LOW), over the past twelve months.
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The Fed, in its latest announcement, has further reduced its bond buying program to $55 billion a month, signalling that the improvement in the economy is on track.
Why Home Depot Is Surging despite Its Gloomy Outlook
Today, the Home Depot (HD) reported its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended on August 4. It reported EPS of $3.17.
Analyst Recommendations for Home Depot ahead of 2Q17 Earnings
Despite the recent fall in Home Depot (HD) stock, analysts have raised their 12-month target price to $171.27.
GS and MS Agree with Bridgewater about Peak Margins
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Here’s Why Walmart Stock Is Trading at Record Levels
Walmart (WMT) is trading at record highs thanks to its healthy sales growth and its ability to maintain market share despite heightened competition in the grocery space.
Can Lowe’s Expand Its Fiscal 2Q16 Operating Margin?
Lowe’s Companies’ (LOW) gross margin dipped by 43 basis points to 35% in fiscal 1Q16.
Earnings deluge on tap: Must-know releases to follow this week
Economically, we don’t have anything really market-moving, although the GDP number could move markets. This is the second revision to fourth quarter GDP.
Analyzing Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Valuation Multiple
As of April 24, Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) was trading at a forward PE multiple of 22.5x. In recent months, Scotts Miracle-Gro’s valuation rose.
How Are Growth Initiatives at Walmart Shaping Up?
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Home Depot: Strong Growth Outlook for 2016
Based on Home Depot’s 2016 outlook, full-year revenues would range between $86.1 and $87.1 billion, up from $83.2 billion last year.
Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis
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Why Lowe’s Bought Orchard Supply and Is Eyeing Smaller Stores
Lowe’s is also experimenting with the idea of rolling out other smaller format stores like City Center stores in other under-penetrated and high-density urban areas in the US.
Chilton increases position in McDonald’s
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Lowe’s Retail and Pro Customers: Who Accounts for More Sales?
The retail customer accounts for about 70% of Lowe’s sales. However, retail customers account for about two-thirds of Home Depot’s (HD) customer base.
Which International Opportunities Is Lowe’s Betting On?
Lowe’s (LOW) operates stores in the select international markets of Canada and Mexico.
Analyzing Lowe’s and Home Depot’s Returns and Cash Deployment Plans
The Home Depot’s returns have risen. According to HD’s CFO, Carol Tomé, HD expanded its return on invested capital (or ROIC) by 400 basis points to 26.2%.
Will the Do-It-Yourself Customer Bring Home the Bacon for HD?
The DIY customer accounts for about 60% of Home Depot’s sales.
Why Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for Lowe’s
Of the 31 analysts that follow Lowe’s, 58.1% recommend a “buy,” 38.7% recommend a “hold,” and 3.2% recommend a “sell.”
March Retail Sales Prove Bullish for Most Categories
Building materials and garden equipment and supplies dealers accounted for ~6.4% of March retail sales. Home furnishing and furniture stores accounted for ~2% of sales.
Strong First-Quarter Earnings Drive Williams-Sonoma’s Valuation
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Lowe’s Valuation Multiple Compared to Its Peers
Lower-than-expected 1Q17 earnings and unfavorable macroeconomic indicators made investors skeptical about Lowe’s future earnings.
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Why Did Lowe’s Valuation Multiple Fall after 2Q17 Earnings?
Lowe’s lower-than-expected 2Q17 earnings and lowereded EPS guidance could have made investors skeptical about the company’s future earnings.
Analysts Raise Target Price for Lowe’s after Strong 3Q17 Earnings
As of November 21, Lowe’s Companies (LOW) was trading at $80.59. On the same day, analysts were expecting Lowe’s stock price to reach $86.68 in the next 12 months, which represents a return potential of 7.6%.
New Home Sales Rose to a 7-Year High in February 2015
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Why Lowe’s Net Margins Expanded in 3Q17
Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted gross margins, an EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and tax) margin, and net margins of 34.1%, 14.2%, and 6.8%, respectively, in 3Q17.
Did Home Depot Beat Wall Street Expectations for Fiscal 2016?
Home Depot reported record results for both the quarter and the fiscal year. The company also beat market expectations for both revenue and adjusted EPS in the fourth quarter.
Why Was Home Depot More Profitable than Lowe’s in 1Q17?
In 1Q17, Home Depot (HD) posted a gross margin, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin, and net margin of 34.1%, 16.1%, and 8.4%, respectively.
Lowe’s Hits a New 52-Week High: What’s Next?
Although the COVID-19 outbreak has dragged many stocks down, Lowe’s Companies has continued to rise. It hit a new 52-week high of $144.94 on July 16.
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Wells Fargo Initiates Coverage on Williams-Sonoma with ‘Hold’ Rating
Today, Wells Fargo initiated its coverage on Williams-Sonoma (NYSE:WSM) with a “hold” rating. The firm gave a target price of $90 for the stock.
Why Stifel Raised the Target Price for Home Depot and Lowe’s
On Wednesday, John Baugh of Stifel raised his target price for Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW). He maintained his ‘buy’ rating.
Will Lowe’s Outperform Home Depot in 2020?
So far this year, Home Depot and Lowe’s have outperformed the broader equity markets. They have returned 16.7% and 9.4% YTD.
Is Lowe’s a Buy after Its Impressive Q1 Performance?
On Thursday, Lowe’s reported its first-quarter earnings. The company beat analysts’ revenue expectations by 7.4% and EPS expectations by 34.1%.
Lowe’s Stock Rises after Impressive Q1 Performance
Today, Lowe’s reported its first-quarter earnings, which ended on May 1. The company reported an adjusted EPS of $1.77 on revenues of $19.68 billion.
Home Depot Misses Q1 Earnings Expectations, Stock Falls
Today, Home Depot (NYSE:HD) reported its first-quarter earnings, which ended on May 3. The company reported revenue of $28.3 billion.
Why Lowe’s Is a ‘Buy’ before Its Q1 Earnings
For the first quarter, analysts expect Lowe’s to report revenue of $18.33 billion—a rise of 3.3% from $17.74 billion in the first quarter of 2019.
Will Home Depot Meet Analysts’ Expectations in Q1?
Amid the financial turmoil due to COVID-19, Home Depot (NYSE:HD) continues to stand tall. The company stayed open since it sells essential products.
Wayfair Stock Rose on Strong Q1 Revenue amid COVID-19
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Wayfair Stock Rose despite Stifel’s Rating Downgrade
Wayfair (NYSE:W) stock rose 5.2% on April 27 despite Stifel’s rating downgrade. Notably, Stifel lowered Wayfair’s rating to “hold” from “buy.”
Should You Buy Home Depot after Its Recent Pullback?
As of April 9, Home Depot was trading at 20.1x analysts’ 2020 EPS estimate of $10.04 and at 18.3x analysts’ 2021 EPS estimate of $11.02.
Upgrade and Higher Stake Drive Lowe’s Stock Today
Today, Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) was trading 2.7% higher at 10:49 AM ET. The company has outperformed the broader equity market.
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RH Reported Its Q4 Earnings, Stock Fell Close to 11%
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Loop Capital Upgraded Home Depot Stock to a ‘Buy’
Home Depot might be under pressure due to the coronavirus. However, the stock is a good long-term investment based on its strategic growth plans.
Is There More Upside to Lowe’s Stock Price?
Amid the sell-off in the global equity market, Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) stock fell to $60 as of March 19—a fall of 52.7% from its 52-week high of $126.73.
Should You Consider Buying Home Depot Stock?
On March 18, Home Depot hit a 52-week low of $140.63 before closing at $155.63—a fall of 37.1% from its 52-week high of $247.36.
Walmart, Target, and Peers Deal with Panic Buying
Grocery stores and retailers like Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Kroger (NYSE:KR), and Target (NYSE:TGT) are having a tough time keeping up with the current demand.
Has Lowe’s Stock Price Bottomed Out?
As of Wednesday, Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) was trading at $99.15—a fall of 17.2% since the beginning of this year. What can investors expect?
Lowe’s Tops Earnings Estimates, Misses on Sales
Today, Lowe’s reported its fourth-quarter earnings. For the quarter, the company reported an adjusted EPS of $0.94, which beat analysts’ estimates of $0.91.
Home Depot Stock Jumps after Impressive Q4 Earnings
Today, Home Depot reported its earnings results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. For the quarter, the company posted revenue of $25.78 billion.
What to Expect from Lowe’s Q4 Earnings
Lowe’s will likely report its fourth-quarter earnings before the market opens on February 26. Analysts expect the company’s revenue and EPS to rise.
Can Home Depot’s Q4 Earnings Continue Its Upward Momentum?
Home Depot will likely report its fourth-quarter earnings on February 25. Analysts expect the company’s revenue and EPS to decline.
Is There More Upside to Home Depot’s Stock Price?
Home Depot’s management expects its revenue to rise by 1.8% in fiscal 2019. They expect the company’s revenue to rise by 3.5%–4.0% in fiscal 2020.
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Why Is Home Depot Stock Losing Steam?
Home Depot stock has declined by nearly 9% since it posted third-quarter earnings. We’ll take a look at why this might be.
Why RH Stock Has Nearly Doubled This Year
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RH Earnings: Q3 Better than Home Depot and Lowe’s
For the third quarter, RH earnings were stronger-than-expected when the markets closed on December 4. Analysts expected RH’s growth rate to decline.
Will At Home Deliver Improved Q3 Earnings?
At Home Group (HOME) will declare its Q3 earnings after the markets close on December 4. The company reported mixed fiscal 2020 Q2 results in September.
RH Earnings: Will Slower Growth Hurt Its Stock?
RH will announce its third-quarter earnings after the markets close on December 4. We expect the top and bottom-line growth to mark a sequential decline.
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Construction spending falls again, a negative for the economy
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Porter’s 5 Forces: Lowe’s Position in a Competitive Industry
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What’s Driving Sequential Same-Store Sales Growth for Lowe’s?
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Why Lowe’s Store Productivity Is Growing Faster than Home Depot’s
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