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  1. Lowe's Corp. (LOW) to Hire 30K Temps - Analyst Blog

    January 22, 2015
    Lowe's Companies Inc. (LOW) will be hiring 30,000 seasonal staff to manage traffic over the spring season.
  2. Is It Time to Buy LOW? 3 Reasons Why Lowe's Stock Is Poised to ...

    January 21, 2015
    We detail three great reasons why LOW could be an interesting stock to keep an eye on.
  3. Home Depot Appoints Existing CEO and President as Chairman - ...

    January 19, 2015
    The Home Depot Inc. (HD) has named its existing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President, Craig Menear, the Chairman of ...
  4. Key Internet Issues Bring These Stocks in Focus in 2015 - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    Several factors are likely to influence the Internet in 2015 and are expected to be the king-makers as the year gradually ...
  5. Morgan Stanley Reveals Data Breach by Employee, Probe On - Analyst ...

    January 6, 2015
    Morgan Stanley disclosed that information regarding nearly 10% or 350,000 of its wealth management clients was stolen by ...
  6. Stock Market News for January 05, 2015 - Market News

    January 5, 2015
    Benchmarks finished the first trading session of 2015 almost unchanged while investors received discouraging economic data
  7. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Boeing to Bid for Korean Military Aircraft, ...

    January 2, 2015
    The Dow moved downward during another holiday-shortened week marked by low volumes.
  8. Stock Market News for December 30, 2014 - Market News

    December 30, 2014
    Benchmarks ended Monday’s trading session little changed as investors received news on slump in oil prices and political ...
  9. Home Depot Going Strong on Key Actions, Hits 52-Week High - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    The Home Depot Inc. (HD) surged to a new high of $103.57 on Dec 22, 2014. It eventually closed a notch lower at $103.50, ...
  10. Staples Reports Data Breach Impact on 1.16M Payment Cards - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    Staples (SPLS) informed after investigations that nearly 1.16 million customers' payment cards might have been hacked because ...
  11. Colgate-Palmolive Hits 52-week High on Concrete Growth Plans ...

    December 22, 2014
    Shares of Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL), global dealer in consumer goods, hit a 52-week high of $70.31 on Dec 19, 2014, before ...
  12. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  13. Housing Data Broadly Mixed - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 19, 2014
    We got a mixed housing report and a couple of strong retail sector earnings reports this morning.
  14. German Business Confidence Surfaces - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 18, 2014
    Stocks aren't expected to behave much differently than they did yesterday, though sentiment on global growth should be a ...
  15. Does Home Depot Still Have Tailwinds?

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

    November 12, 2014
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Bear of the Day: Lumber Liquidators (LL) - Bear of the Day

    November 6, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Lumber Liquidators (LL) - Bear of the Day
  20. 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 ...
  21. Uncle Sam Can't Touch These 'Tax-Free Dividends'

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

    October 8, 2014
  23. Jobs Report Reassures - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 3, 2014
    The strong jobs report confirms that the U.S. economy's fundamentals are strong enough to sustain its positive momentum .
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Back on the Cusp of All-Time Highs - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 20, 2014
    The Fed remains in the spotlight today, with minutes of its last meeting coming out later this afternoon and the annual Jackson ...
  28. Primed for a Positive Open - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 19, 2014
    Positive housing data, benign inflation readings and a less worrisome geopolitical backdrop will contribute to a positive ...
  29. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  30. 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. ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day

    June 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day
  33. Housing May Hold Some Keys - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 20, 2014
    Housing's health is crucial to the overall U.S. economy, and Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) earnings reports may help articulate ...
  34. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  35. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  36. Can the Gains Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 24, 2014
    The absence of answers to economic questions at least through April will limit the market's ability to build on recent gains. ...
  37. 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” ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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, ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Home Depot Moves From Good To Great

    August 20, 2013
    Home Depot continues to see a strong tailwind of improving renovation/remodeling demand
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. Home Depot Continues To Rack Up Impressive Numbers

    May 21, 2013
    Top-notch execution is letting Home Depot thrive
  51. 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 ...
  52. Toro And The Runaway Recovery

    December 7, 2012
    Toro is facing a tougher consumer environment than analysts seem to want to believe.
  53. Home Depot Hits New High - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Shares of The Home Depot Inc. (HD) reached a new 52-week high of $64.83 on Friday, November 23, 2012, beating its previous ...
  54. The Third Quarter Was Good To Lowe's

    November 19, 2012
    Lowe's has work to do, but its performance has been improving.
  55. 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.
  56. 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 ...
  57. Home Depot - Growth & Income

    August 24, 2012
    Home Depot Inc. (HD) has an impressive record of beating quarterly earnings expectations, which it continued in its fiscal ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. eBay Delivers Another Good Quarter - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    eBay Inc. (EBAY) reported second quarter earnings of 51 cents including share-based compensation (SBC), which exceeded the ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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. ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    June 5, 2012
    Quanex holds the share, but the housing market is still asleep.
  64. 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, ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. Has Home Depot Already Had Its Recovery?

    May 17, 2012
    Business has gotten better at Home Depot, but everyone thought it would.
  70. 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.
  71. 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. ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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.
  76. Contrarian Stocks to Watch

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

    August 31, 2011
    Trading near a 52-week low, Best Buy is currently a best buy for investors.
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 4 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

    February 18, 2011
    Find out what legendary investors like Buffett, Soros and Icahn are dumping from their portfolios.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 2010's Highest Performing DJIA stocks

    December 14, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing DJIA stocks.
  86. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks To Know

    December 14, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  87. 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.
  88. Lowe's Improvement Won't Last Long

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

    August 16, 2010
    In a sketchy retail environment, Advance Auto keeps finding paths to profitable growth
  90. 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.
  91. Retail's Canadian Expansion

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

    May 20, 2010
    Putting the two giant home improvement stores head-to-head highlights some interesting differences.
  93. 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.
  94. Fed Ex Flies Forward

    March 22, 2010
    A lack of competition and strong earnings have FedEx ideally positioned for the economic recovery.
  95. 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.
  96. 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 ...
  97. Monopoly-Like Companies

    December 14, 2009
    We might not have monopolies, but some businesses operate in industries where a couple of businesses essentially dominate.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
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