Pier 1 Imports Inc

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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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    Consumer

    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).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Point72 Asset Management opens new position in Pier 1 Imports

    E-commerce represented approximately 1% of total sales in fiscal 2013, 4% in fiscal year 2014, 9% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and 9.7% in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Point72 Asset Management raises stake in Lumber Liquidators

    The company “saw improvement in net sales trends over the course of the quarter as inventory levels recovered and the fall flooring season began.” But the shares are down 49% in the year to date.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Point72 Asset Management takes position in CymaBay Therapeutics

    CymaBay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company formerly known as Metabolex. It develops therapies to treat metabolic and rare diseases with high unmet need.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Point72 Asset Management adds position in Applied Genetic Tech

    Using the company’s partnerships and experience in ophthalmology, it plans to expand into a disease indication with a larger market. The company says it expects to place a new product candidate for this large market opportunity into development some time in 2015.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Lowe’s $2.3 Billion Rona Acquisition: A Fair Price for Growth?

    Lowe’s (LOW), announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canada’s largest home improvement retailer, Rona (RON.TO).

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    Why Lowe’s Revenue Growth Outdid Expectations

    Lowe’s (LOW) grew revenue 5.1% year-over-year to $59.1 billion in fiscal 2016.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Consumer

    What Factors Could Boost Home Depot’s Omnichannel Sales?

    Home Depot offers its customers several omnichannel options. The strong execution across channels is a valuable differentiator for the company compared to the competition.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Multichannel Retailing Drives Growth for Restoration Hardware

    Restoration Hardware, the luxury furniture retailer, is one of the most successful adapters of omnichannel retailing in the industry. It uses its stores as brand showrooms.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    IKEA Tests the Small-Store Format in Select Markets

    Earlier this year, privately-held big box furnishing chain IKEA announced that it may open small-format stores in Canada. These will be a place for customers to pick up online orders.

    By Phalguni Soni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Home Depot Profits from Sound Supply Chain Management

    Home Depot’s (HD) supply chain is getting more productive, resulting in better gross margins. Each store stocks about 30,000 to 40,000 different products.

    By Phalguni Soni
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