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    Net Worth

    Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison Has a Multi-Million-Dollar Net Worth

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Retail Stocks During Inflation—How to Tweak Your Portfolio

    By Rachel Curry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Hurricane Factor: Stocks That Spike During Hurricane Season

    By Rachel Curry
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison Is One of Only Four Black Fortune 500 CEOs Currently

    By Kathryn Underwood
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    Consumer

    How Analysts Rate Bed Bath & Beyond after 3Q17 Earnings

    As of December 21, 2017, Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) stock was trading at $21.50. That same day, analysts were expecting the stock to reach $22.78 in the next 12 months.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
  • Industrials

    Scorpio Tankers’ shares in Dorian to be registered for resale

    Dorian will be registering for resale, under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, all the Dorian shares that Scorpio Tankers (STNG) owns. Scorpio Tankers currently owns approximately 9.4 million shares, or 16.3%, of Dorian.

    By Katie Dale
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    Consumer

    Must-know update: Are retail sales poised for a spring surge?

    For the week ended March 15, retail same-store sales grew 0.7% and 1.5% week-on-week and year-on-year, respectively.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    Why Both HD and LOW Failed to Meet Growth Estimates in Q1 2018

    In the first quarter, Home Depot (HD) posted SSSG (same-store sales growth) of 4.2%, lower than analysts’ consensus expectation of 5.4%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove Williams-Sonoma’s First-Quarter Revenue

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) posted revenue of $1.20 billion in the first quarter with retail sales forming 46.3% of the total revenue, while e-commerce generated 53.7%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Retailers Are Increasing Their Ad Spending on YouTube

    Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Lowe’s were the four retailers in the United States that spent the most on YouTube video ads last year.

    By Puneet Sikka
  • Consumer

    Seeking fresh supply: Why pending home sales were flat in January

    The indicator increased marginally, by 0.1% to 95 in January from an upwardly revised 94.9 in December, and came in 9% below January 2013’s reading.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Google’s Local Inventory Ads Helping Retailers?

    Seeing the success of local inventory ads, Google has expanded them to all major economies outside the United States, including the United Kingdom (EWU), France, Germany, Japan, and Australia.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why did new home sales surge in December?

    New home sales jumped 11.6% in December from a month ago to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    Lowe’s Outperforms Home Depot in 1Q17 Revenue Growth

    In 1Q17, Lowe’s (LOW) outperformed Home Depot (HD) with revenue growth of 10.7%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Miscellaneous

    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%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Basic Materials

    What Are Lowe’s Supply Chain and Inventory Management Policies?

    Lowe’s inventory turnover came in at 4.1x in fiscal 2015 compared to 4.9x for Home Depot (HD).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Restoration Hardware’s New Luxury Retail Mantra: Bigger Is Better

    On its 1Q16 earnings call, Restoration Hardware unveiled RH Modern, a new luxury retail concept store. It will be six to eight times the size of its other stores.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Why did Highbridge Capital buy Tempur Sealy International?

    Highbridge Capital Management, LLC is a multi-strategy alternative investment management firm founded by Glenn Russell Dubin and Henry Swieca in 1992. In late 2004, J.P. Morgan Asset Management purchased a majority interest in Highbridge, creating one of the first and most significant strategic alliances in the hedge fund industry. In July 2009, J.P. Morgan Asset […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    What Positions Did Bill Ackman Add, Cut, and Dispose of in Q1?

    Pershing Square’s top three positions Pershing Square Holdings’ 13F portfolio’s value declined from $6.7 billion to $5.96 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Its number of positions fell from nine to eight. Pershing’s three largest positions at the end of the first quarter were as follows: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) accounted […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Cabela’s Top Line Rose in Fiscal 1Q16: What’s Next?

    CAB rose 0.17% to close at $52.28 per share on April 28. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    September Winners in US Domestic Moats: Discretionary, Financials

    Moat company Polaris Industries (PII) has been doing well this year, returning ~30.0% year-to-date as of October 23, 2017.

    By VanEck
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Moving Average Trends and Analyst Estimates of JPMNX’s Top Holdings

    All of JPMNX’s top holdings except CJPXX were trading below their 20-day and 100-day moving averages as of January 29, 2016.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Costco’s Industry Positioning: A Porter’s 5 Force Analysis

    Costco’s suppliers include companies like PepsiCo (PEP), Procter & Gamble (PG), and the Kraft Heinz Company (KHC). No single supplier accounts for over 5% of revenue.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    The Idea behind Economic Moats

    “How Moats Translate into Sustainable Competitive Advantages” is a five-part moat investing education series that explores the primary sources of economic moats. she

    By VanEck
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which International Opportunities Is Lowe’s Betting On?

    Lowe’s (LOW) operates stores in the select international markets of Canada and Mexico.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    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%.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    The Lowe’s-Rona Transaction: Sizing Up the Potential Synergies

    Lowe’s (LOW) expects the Rona (RON.TO) transaction to be accretive to its earnings per share or EPS from the very first year after the acquisition.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    How Are Lowe's and HDS Stocks Trending on the Merger News?

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    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.”

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Earnings Report

    Strong First-Quarter Earnings Drive Williams-Sonoma’s Valuation

    Valuation multiple Valuation multiples help investors compare companies with similar business models. We’ve opted for the forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple due to the high visibility in Williams-Sonoma’s (WSM) earnings. The forward PE multiple is calculated by dividing the company’s current stock price with analysts’ EPS estimates for the next four quarters. Forward PE multiple The […]

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The bad: Why the housing market has yet to find shelter

    The housing market, especially construction, has been a cause of concern to policymakers in the Federal Reserve.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    New Home Sales Rose to a 7-Year High in February 2015

    The report on new home sales looks at new, privately owned single-family homes sold in a month. New home sales account for one-tenth of the US housing market.

    By David Ashworth
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    Consumer

    Viking Global Investors starts new positions in LOW, BAC, DIS, BIDU, Sells BA, CX – 13F Flash (D)

    Viking Global Investors LP is an independent hedge fund management firm founded by Andreas Halvorsen, Brian Olson, and David Ott. It manages assets of around $20 billion and has offices in New York City, Greenwich, Connecticut, and Tokyo. In Q3 2013, it started new positions in Lowe’s Cos. Inc. (LOW), Bank of America Corp. (BAC), The Walt […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Miscellaneous

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Bill Ackman’s Investment Strategies Successful?

    In the first quarter of 2020, activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman made a windfall profit of $2 billion. He was short on the market in March 2020.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    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%.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Fund Managers

    Q1 13F: How Bill Ackman Played the US Stock Market Crash

    So far in 2020, Bill Ackman’s timing has been impeccable. He made over $2 billion by shorting stocks as US stock markets crashed in the first quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    RH Reported Its Q4 Earnings, Stock Fell Close to 11%

    RH stock fell close to 11% in extended trading on Monday. The stock fell after the company reported its earnings results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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?

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Rajiv Nanjapla
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why These 7 US Retailers Top the Charts?

    The US retail industry is transforming at a rapid rate. Let’s take a look at the top seven retailers in the US by market capitalization.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    These Consumer Stocks Rose More than 65% in 2019

    Consumer stocks had a truly phenomenal 2019. Let’s take a look at five consumer stocks that delivered more than 65% growth in the year.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    Why RH Stock Has Nearly Doubled This Year

    RH stock continues to create a significant amount of wealth for its shareholders. It’s nearly doubled so far this year as of December 9.

    By Amit Singh
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    Fund Managers

    D.E. Shaw & Co.: Where Is David Shaw Bullish?

    At the end of Q3 2019, D.E. Shaw & Co.’s total portfolio of publicly traded securities was worth around $81.2 billion.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Consumer

    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.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Amit Singh
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    Industrials

    Building Permits Fall In November As Skilled Labor Becomes An Issue

    Building permits and housing starts data are released jointly by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Home Depot and Lowe’s Are Leaders in Home Improvement Retail

    Lowe’s (LOW) operates in the home improvement retail industry. The company competes with a number of retail and wholesale players.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Porter’s 5 Forces: Lowe’s Position in a Competitive Industry

    Lowe’s (LOW) operates in the home improvement industry where most products, especially building materials, are largely standardized and undifferentiated.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Basic Materials

    Analyzing Lowe’s Merchandise and Services Assortment

    Lowe’s sources its merchandise from over 7,000 suppliers with no supplier accounting for more than 6% of sales.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Driving Sequential Same-Store Sales Growth for Lowe’s?

    Lowe’s (LOW) has reported a positive trend in comparable store sales (XRT) for the past ten quarters.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Lowe’s Store Productivity Is Growing Faster than Home Depot’s

    One of the ways retailers can track their store performance is via productivity measures like sales and profitability per retail square foot.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Lowe’s Is Leveraging Its Omni-Channel Opportunity

    Going omni-channel makes natural sense for both Lowe’s and Home Depot. Both retailers have a massive store network in the US, which can double as strategic fulfillment centers.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Lowe’s Is Allocating Its Capital Expenditure Budget

    Historically, a large percentage of Lowe’s (LOW) capital expenditure (or capex) has been spent on new store rollouts.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Lowe’s Holoroom Virtual Reality Push Attract More Customers?

    The Holoroom enables Lowe’s customers to visualize the impact of potential home improvement projects in the kitchen and bathroom in virtual reality.

    By Phalguni Soni
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