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  1. Here's Why Analysts Bullish On Skyworks Solutions

    July 28, 2015
    Skyworks Solutions beat earnings estimates and provided a strong fourth quarter outlook on July 23. Analysts weighed in.
  2. Home Depot Makes a Big Acquisition

    July 28, 2015
    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is betting big on declining home ownership as it just agreed to pay $1.6 billion for Interline, a ...
  3. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    July 23, 2015
    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  4. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    July 21, 2015
    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  5. Customer Data Breach Hits CVS Health Photo Site

    July 21, 2015
    Maybe taking a picture will not make it last longer. On Friday, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) posted a message on its photo-processing ...
  6. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  7. Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    July 20, 2015
    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you ...
  8. Home Depot Vs. Lowes: The Home Improvement Battle

    July 7, 2015
    Home Depot and Lowe's are both giants of the home improvement sector. But how do they compare to one-another?
  9. Why Marvin Ellison Is an Ideal CEO for J.C. Penney

    July 1, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has made its fair share of mistakes over the past five years -- particularly during former-CEO Ron ...
  10. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers?

    June 30, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  11. The Future Of Mobile Banking

    March 20, 2015
    Typically slow to react to technological change, retail banks are finally recognizing the benefits it provides to consumers ...
  12. Trading On The Psychology Of Round Numbers

    February 26, 2015
    Price action around big round numbers, like 10, 100 and 1000 set up special trading opportunities that take advantage of ...
  13. Does Home Depot Still Have Tailwinds?

    November 17, 2014
  14. All Quiet On The Market Front: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Virtually ...

    November 12, 2014
  15. Trading the SPDR S&P Homebuilders Indexes

    November 7, 2014
    While economic data indicates the economy is expanding, traders remain wary of home builders. Other industry segments of ...
  16. Costs And Benefits Of A Home Depot Credit Card

    November 6, 2014
    You probably have at least one regular credit card. Does it make sense to get one branded by Home Depot? Here's why you might ...
  17. Home Depot's Profitability: The Unvarnished Truth

    October 27, 2014
    As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at ...
  18. Uncle Sam Can't Touch These 'Tax-Free Dividends'

    October 16, 2014
  19. Profit From The Largest Generation In History: 2 Companies Boomers ...

    October 8, 2014
  20. A Chance To Earn 12% Before 2015 From America's Top Home Improvement ...

    September 3, 2014
    The S&P 500 finally managed to close above the psychologically important round number of 2,000 last week. However, on ...
  21. The No. 1 Home Improvement Retailer To Buy Based On The Charts

    September 3, 2014
    The S&P 500 finally managed to close above the psychologically important round number of 2,000 last week. However, on ...
  22. Could These Buyback Powerhouses Soar By Triple-Digits Again?

    September 2, 2014
    Corporate America has been getting creative with how they reward shareholders. It's something that will keep happening ...
  23. Invest In Share Buybacks With This ETF

    June 13, 2014
    In most cases, when a company buys its own shares on the open market it's a signal to investors that they're undervalued. ...
  24. Let Consumer Spending Trends Lead You To Big Gains

    June 6, 2014
    Investors is search of ideas should consider Peter Lynch’s advice to invest in what you know. But when is a consumer discretionary ...
  25. There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  26. Barron's Recap: Underestimating Sirius XM

    November 23, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: a look at Sirius XM, the prospects for retailers this holiday shopping season, a small ...
  27. Reading The MBA Mortgage Purchase Index

    October 22, 2013
    By following the trend shown in the MBA Purchase Index, investors can identify investment opportunities in businesses that ...
  28. Why Angie’s List Doesn’t Rate Well With Shareholders

    October 7, 2013
    In this article we'll examine several factors that are putting pressure on the stock price of Angie's List.
  29. Much Ado About Cannabis Stocks

    September 5, 2013
    The marijuana movement has been prominently progressing, and started from the bottom in the U.S. with overhauling disapproval ...
  30. This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    August 23, 2013
    The business of retailing is quite simple. You have a large base of fixed costs tied up in real estate, inventory and personnel, ...
  31. A Solid Beat-And-Raise As Lowe's Closes Some Of The Gap

    August 21, 2013
    Lowe's closes the gap with Home Depot on strong comp sales improvement.
  32. Canadian Dilution And Sluggish U.S. Shopping Bring Target A Little ...

    August 21, 2013
    Target is seeing significant dilution from its expansion into Canada, as well as a tough U.S. retailling environment.
  33. Home Depot Moves From Good To Great

    August 20, 2013
    Home Depot continues to see a strong tailwind of improving renovation/remodeling demand
  34. HD Supply Or Home Depot: Which is the Better Stock?

    June 21, 2013
    HD Supply, the former industrial distributor business Home Depot (NYSE:HD) sold for $8.5 billion in 2007, is going public ...
  35. 10 Picks from 2 Strong Sectors

    June 10, 2013
    As we enter the bumpy summer months, large-cap US domestic stocks and health-care names are on Louis Navellier's list, and ...
  36. Lowe's Had Better Start Improving

    May 22, 2013
    Lowe's is lagging Home Depot to an extent that just the weather can't explain
  37. After A Big Recovery Rally, It's Up To Renew Blue For Best Buy

    May 22, 2013
    Investors have bought Best Buy's story, but this quarter shows that a lot of work remains to be done
  38. Home Depot Continues To Rack Up Impressive Numbers

    May 21, 2013
    Top-notch execution is letting Home Depot thrive
  39. Lumber Liquidators-A Stock Without A Ceiling?

    April 26, 2013
    Flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) reported strong earnings April 24. By every financial metric it was a big ...
  40. Toro And The Runaway Recovery

    December 7, 2012
    Toro is facing a tougher consumer environment than analysts seem to want to believe.
  41. The Third Quarter Was Good To Lowe's

    November 19, 2012
    Lowe's has work to do, but its performance has been improving.
  42. The Winners And Losers Of QE3

    November 15, 2012
    The market is a mix of winners and losers. When one side profits, the other side suffers.
  43. Lennar Rebuilding, But Valuation Overbuilt

    September 25, 2012
    Lennar's orders and profits seem to be rebounding nicely. However, Lennar isn't much of a bargain and homebuilders may be ...
  44. Lowe's Looks To Rona For Growth

    August 2, 2012
    Lowe's has offered C$14.50 a share for Canada's Rona Inc. The largest Canadian-owned home improvement chain has rejected ...
  45. hhgregg's Struggles Suggest Best Buy Could Be In Big Trouble

    July 11, 2012
    hhgreg's service-oriented business model may just not be practical in the current retail world, which also suggests that ...
  46. The Most Overbought Dow Stocks

    July 3, 2012
    Despite large first-quarter gains, two big Dow stocks show strong monthly chart formations and are worthy of new buying. ...
  47. 4 Stocks With Potential Double Tops

    June 26, 2012
    These stocks represent potential double tops. If the signal that confirms the chart pattern materializes, look for these ...
  48. Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    June 5, 2012
    Quanex holds the share, but the housing market is still asleep.
  49. Best Buy's Problems Can't Be Fixed With A Good Quarter

    May 24, 2012
    Investors should approach Best Buy's "outperformance" in Q1 with skepticism. Not only are the fundamentals pretty dodgy, ...
  50. Now It's Lowe's Turn To Play Catch Up

    May 24, 2012
    Lowe's is lagging after a disappointing quarter, but the stock looks about 25% undervalued if the company can grow its free ...
  51. The LED Market Gets Brighter

    May 23, 2012
    As we continue to grapple with increasing energy demands, innovative technology like LEDs are helping us find solutions.
  52. The Window For Sears Holdings Seems To Be Closing Fast

    May 23, 2012
    Although Eddie Lampert's team is working hard to fix what ails Sears Holdings, it is increasingly looking like an uphill ...
  53. 3 Less Obvious Reasons To Own Tractor Supply

    May 23, 2012
    Tractor Supply is near an all-time high. We provide three less obvious reasons to own its stock.
  54. Has Home Depot Already Had Its Recovery?

    May 17, 2012
    Business has gotten better at Home Depot, but everyone thought it would.
  55. American Woodmark's Slowly Getting Its Act Together

    May 9, 2012
    American Woodmark last made a profit four years ago. Slowly, however, it appears as if things are getting better.
  56. 4 Housing Stocks Building Strong Bases

    March 16, 2012
    Builders have been showing technical strength, and companies from related industries are also rebounding from prior lows. ...
  57. Online Lenders Revolutionize Banking

    March 15, 2012
    What would you say to a 10% return on your cash? Well, it's not as outrageous as it sounds, as a new wave of online lending ...
  58. The Dow's Most Overbought Stocks

    March 3, 2012
    Even after moving sharply higher in February, these four leading Dow stocks still have significant upside, but are close ...
  59. A Reliable Option Volume "Tell"

    February 16, 2012
    Be careful using option volume as an indicator, warns Joe Kinahan, but a recent earnings season example shows that volume ...
  60. Fastenal Continues Its Growth Streak

    January 20, 2012
    Fastenal's blip this quarter is no indication that the company is showing any signs of cracking.
  61. Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    October 18, 2011
    A contrarian bet can have a substantial payoff. Here are some stocks worth a little risk.
  62. Best Buy Is A Great Buy

    August 31, 2011
    Trading near a 52-week low, Best Buy is currently a best buy for investors.
  63. Three Reasons To Own Thomas & Betts

    August 2, 2011
    There's a lot to like about Thomas & Betts useful products. So much so, you might want to consider buying the company.
  64. 3 Things You Need To Know About Groupon

    June 7, 2011
    Although Groupon uses humor to brand itself as an unconventional company, the reality is that it isn't very different from ...
  65. 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Payouts

    May 4, 2011
    Dividend increases are being seen across the board. Find out which stocks are offering the biggest payouts.
  66. Home Depot Pulls Ahead Of Lowe's

    February 28, 2011
    Home Depot has pulled back into the lead in the battle between the two big-box home improvement stores.
  67. 4 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

    February 18, 2011
    Find out what legendary investors like Buffett, Soros and Icahn are dumping from their portfolios.
  68. 5 Low-Beta Stocks To Know In 2011

    December 29, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  69. Playing The Smartphone Shopper

    December 15, 2010
    With the rise in smartphones adoption, the retail space is changing very rapidly. Find out how you can invest in this space.
  70. 2010's Highest Performing DJIA stocks

    December 14, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing DJIA stocks.
  71. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks To Know

    December 14, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  72. 5 Stock Sectors To Hold If The Market Crashes

    September 2, 2010
    Equities can seem scary when the economy is volatile, but these holdings can be profitable in the long run.
  73. Lowe's Improvement Won't Last Long

    August 18, 2010
    Lowes' earnings and outlook provides a glimpse that a bumpy economy lies ahead.
  74. Advance Auto Parts Continues A Winning Formula

    August 16, 2010
    In a sketchy retail environment, Advance Auto keeps finding paths to profitable growth
  75. Retailers Heavily Invested In Canada

    July 14, 2010
    We'll look at some retailers placed big bets on Canada that have paid off over the years.
  76. Retail's Canadian Expansion

    June 9, 2010
    Canada is a land of opportunity for smart U.S. retailers.
  77. Unwrapping The Home-Improvement Big Boxes

    May 20, 2010
    Putting the two giant home improvement stores head-to-head highlights some interesting differences.
  78. Retail Returns Spell Disaster For Investors

    April 26, 2010
    Retailers can do a terrible job handling returns and exchanges. We look at how this can affect investors.
  79. Fed Ex Flies Forward

    March 22, 2010
    A lack of competition and strong earnings have FedEx ideally positioned for the economic recovery.
  80. Leveraging A Recovery In Home Improvement

    March 8, 2010
    BWAY, a container packaging company, has strong ties to the home improvement market via a "partnership" with Sherwin-Williams.
  81. RSC Rents And Then Prints Cash

    February 24, 2010
    With nearly 56% of rental revenues from industrial/non-construction end markets and 3% from residential, RSC will be among ...
  82. Monopoly-Like Companies

    December 14, 2009
    We might not have monopolies, but some businesses operate in industries where a couple of businesses essentially dominate.
  83. Convertible Securities In Today's Market

    April 30, 2009
    John Calamos, the father of convertible investing, moderated a panel on convertible bonds at the Milken Global Conference ...
  84. Companies That Are Beating Earnings Estimates

    April 2, 2009
    Companies that have exceeded earnings estimates are worthy of further research as analysts' ratings might boost stock prices.
  85. Dividend Darlings Or Dividend Disappointments?

    March 26, 2009
    Even with declining sales, Whirlpool has the stock prices and dividend yields that make it a company of interest.
  86. No Home Improvement For Lowe's

    February 26, 2009
    This company relies on its solid fundamentals to survive the current troubles in the housing market.
  87. Can Lumber Liquidators Pass The IPO Litmus Test?

    November 27, 2008
    One year out from Lumber Liquidators going public, we examine the deal to see if this was a successful IPO or yet another ...
  88. Monday, Bloody Monday

    October 8, 2008
    We take a historical look at Mondays and other trading days on the market and discover there is yet another reason to hate ...
  89. 10 Blue Chips On The Outs

    October 8, 2008
    The market has taken down stocks of all caliber, and these formerly sturdy blue chip stocks are due another look as we wait ...
  90. Welcome Back, Tractor Supply Company

    July 25, 2008
    Two years ago this farm supply retailer could do no wrong. Economic pressures put the brakes on the growth, but now sales ...
  91. Sears Shows Its Softer Side In Q1

    June 3, 2008
    Revenue and sales both dropped during the latest quarter, and a withering cash position is leaving investors with little ...
  92. Home Depot Digging A Basement

    April 10, 2008
    Many hoped Home Depot had finally bottomed, but its forecast for 2008 and valuation point to further losses before the stock ...
  93. Trex Could Be Nearing A Bottom (TWP)

    November 9, 2007
    The deck-maker's Q3 earnings came in at a massive loss and the stock got hammered. Is there an opportunity in the making?
  94. Ackman Antes Up For Sears (SHLD)

    October 15, 2007
    Activist firm Pershing Square, headed by William Ackman, bought a stake in Sears. Learn what this move could mean to investors.
  95. Gentlemen, Start Your Lawnmowers (BGG)

    March 21, 2007
    There is value to be had in the world’s largest manufacturer of lawnmower and garden equipment engines.
  96. The Advantages of Going Private

    March 6, 2007
    A look inside the advantages of private equity deals, and what stocks may be prime targets for PE firms going forward.
  97. Paying Steep CEO Salaries For Flat Share Price Performance

    January 22, 2007
    Are the lucrative pay packages of today's prominent executives really worth the high price tag?
  98. Short Circuited (CC)

    December 21, 2006
    With a weak recent quarter and few catalysts for the near-term future, Circuit City appears to be shorting out.
  99. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  100. Home Depot: The Five Year Plan

    January 19, 2006
    A look at the recently released growth strategy of Home Depot.
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