LOW : Analysis & Opinions

  1. O'Reilly (ORLY) to Gain on Store Expansion & Share Buyback? - ...

    December 17, 2014
    On Dec 16, 2014, we issued an updated research report on O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY).
  2. Ford India to Recall EcoSport for Fuel and Vapor Line Rusting ...

    December 17, 2014
    Ford Motor Co.'s (F) Indian unit will recall EcoSport SUVs in the nation to address the possibility of rusting in the fuel ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Does Home Depot Still Have Tailwinds?

    November 17, 2014
    The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results Tuesday before the markets open. ...
  6. Bull of the Day: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) - Bull of the Day

    November 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) - Bull of the Day
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Get The Same 'Tax-Free Dividends' As Warren Buffett

    August 13, 2014
    In 2013, Warren Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B), collected over $4 billion in "tax-free ...
  12. How to Make Double-Digit Returns on the Recovery No One Believes ...

    August 13, 2014
    Many refuse to believe in the economic recovery that has been taking place in the United States for the past four years, ...
  13. Make Double-Digit Returns on the Recovery No One Believes In

    August 13, 2014
    Many refuse to believe in the economic recovery that has been taking place in the United States for the past four years, ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 3 Absolute Must-Own Dividend Aristocrats

    March 11, 2014
    For investors that count on dividend payments to cover their living expenses, the prospect of a dividend cut can create real ...
  16. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  17. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  18. 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.
  19. Home Depot Moves From Good To Great

    August 20, 2013
    Home Depot continues to see a strong tailwind of improving renovation/remodeling demand
  20. Briggs & Stratton's Ethanol-free Fuel - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Briggs & Stratton has introduced Ethanol-free Fuel to promote good engine health.
  21. 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
  22. Waiting For Housing To Recover, Valspar's Recovery Already Arrived

    May 15, 2013
    Valspar's market share and performance suggest the stock has recovered far enough.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. The Third Quarter Was Good To Lowe's

    November 19, 2012
    Lowe's has work to do, but its performance has been improving.
  26. The Wide Moat ETF (MOAT) Explained - ETF News And Commentary

    November 2, 2012
    With markets struggling as of late, some investors are taking more of a value approach as we close out the year. One way ...
  27. These Companies Have Raised Their Dividends for 50 Consecutive ...

    October 18, 2012
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago. If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... 27%... ...
  28. Canada: A Safe Haven For Big Box Stores

    October 15, 2012
    American big box stores are popping up all over Canada and these retailers are basking in the benefits of pent-up Canadian ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Lowe's Companies' Second Quarter Earnings Report

    August 20, 2012
    Lowe's Companies (NYSE:LOW) announced its results for the most recent quarter on August 20, 2012. Lowe's Companies is a home ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Favorite Retail Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    With U.S. consumer spending continuing to post gains, these retail stocks could be big winners, if the trend continues.
  34. Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    June 5, 2012
    Quanex holds the share, but the housing market is still asleep.
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. Has Home Depot Already Had Its Recovery?

    May 17, 2012
    Business has gotten better at Home Depot, but everyone thought it would.
  38. 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.
  39. Whirlpool Not Just Another Doomed U.S. Manufacturer

    February 6, 2012
    Whirlpool is stronger than many may assume.
  40. 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.
  41. Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    October 24, 2011
    Retailing is good again, but not for every sector.
  42. Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    October 18, 2011
    A contrarian bet can have a substantial payoff. Here are some stocks worth a little risk.
  43. Are Buybacks A Bad Sign?

    August 24, 2011
    Investors celebrate buybacks, but there is a cost to every decision.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Lowe's Improvement Won't Last Long

    August 18, 2010
    Lowes' earnings and outlook provides a glimpse that a bumpy economy lies ahead.
  47. Masco Controls What It Can

    July 29, 2010
    Masco has no choice but to bide its time until the sales and demand climate improves.
  48. Retail's Canadian Expansion

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

    May 20, 2010
    Putting the two giant home improvement stores head-to-head highlights some interesting differences.
  50. 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.
  51. Is There Any Value Left In Retail?

    March 30, 2010
    With more than half of the retail companies in the S&P trading right around their 52-week highs, is there any value left ...
  52. Fed Ex Flies Forward

    March 22, 2010
    A lack of competition and strong earnings have FedEx ideally positioned for the economic recovery.
  53. Pall Corporation Filters In Good Earnings

    January 25, 2010
    Product diversification is the name of the industrials game.
  54. A "Cash For Caulkers" Portfolio

    December 21, 2009
    Stocks that might profit from a "Cash For Caulkers" stimulus plan.
  55. Monopoly-Like Companies

    December 14, 2009
    We might not have monopolies, but some businesses operate in industries where a couple of businesses essentially dominate. ...
  56. How Wide Is Your Company's Moat?

    July 16, 2009
    Take five stocks from the Morningstar Wide Moat Index with positive price-to-sales and PEG ratios and you have some pretty ...
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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? ...
  65. Daniel Loeb Demands Flow Sale (FLOW)

    April 10, 2007
    The water pumps business may not seem too exciting, but the fight over the future of Flow International is one that you won’t ...
  66. Sabre Provides Insight into What PE Firms Look For (TSG)

    April 2, 2007
    Sabre, the well-known travel firm, has accepted a buyout offer from two private equity firms.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. Home Depot: The Five Year Plan

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