Specialty Retail Home Improvement Retail

  • *Says Brexit vote has not hurt UK trade. LONDON, Sept 20- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts for first-half profit thanks to strong demand in Britain and Poland and said its five-year plan to transform the business had got off to a good start. The company, which runs the B&Q and Screwfix chains in Britain and Castorama and Brico...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.3 pct. Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts for first-half profit, boosted by strong demand in Britain and Poland. The B&Q and Screwfix owner hit its highest level for more than two years- 2.2 percent, the top gainer on the FTSE 100, which rose 0.3 percent to 6,831.31 points.

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Strong demand in Britain and Poland helped Kingfisher to beat forecasts for first-half profit on Tuesday but Europe's largest home improvement retailer said it remained cautious on the outlook for France, its most profitable market. The firm, which runs the B&Q and Screwfix chains in Britain and Castorama and Brico Depot in France and other...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts with a 13.5 percent rise in first-half profit, driven by a strong performance in Britain and Poland. The firm, which runs the B&Q and Screwfix chains in Britain and Castorama and Brico Depot in France and other countries, said it made underlying pretax profit of 436 million...

  • The 'LoweBot' will help you find what you're looking for

    The autonomous in-store robot will perform similar jobs as a store associate at select Lowe's locations.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch reaffirmed its buy rating on Lowe's and added the retailer to its US1 top ideas list.

  • There's no place like home?

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss the surge in homebuilders after July new home sales hitting a nine-year high, and whether it's time to buy into home-adjacent stocks.

  • Remodeling spending to reach all-time high?

    A new report forecasts home remodeling this year will top records set during the housing boom. CNBC's Brian Sullivan discusses. Robert Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets Homebuilding and Building Products analyst, and Todd Tomalak, John Burns Consulting VP, weigh in.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, said it was cautious on the short-term outlook after the UK vote to leave the European Union but said it had seen no impact yet on its business, with sales up in the last three months. Véronique Laury, chief executive of the firm which trades as B&Q and Screwfix in Britain and Castorama and Brico...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, reported solid progress in its second quarter with sales growth driven by its markets in Britain and Poland but said it was cautious on the short-term outlook after the Brexit vote. "In France, widespread industrial action and exceptionally wet weather created a more challenging...

  • *Cuts full-yr profit forecast to $4.06/ share from $4.11. Aug 17- Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast, hurt by a shorter spring in the northern United States and fewer big-ticket purchases at its stores. Sales in northern United States were challenged by a short spring,...

  • Aug 17- Home improvement retailer Lowe's Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales and profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast, sending its shares down in premarket trading on Wednesday. Lowe's, whose shares were down 6.7 percent in premarket trading, earned $1.37 per share, excluding items, below the average analysts' estimate of $1.42,...

  • CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the latest numbers on Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, and TJX Companies.

  • Home Depot meets estimates, raises guidance

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co., breaks down Home Depot's quarterly numbers which posted EPS of $1.97 on revenues of $26.472 billion.

  • Aug 16- Home Depot Inc reported a 6.6 percent rise in quarterly sales, driven by higher spending on home improvement products. The company's net income rose to $2.44 billion, or $1.97 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $2.23 billion, or $1.73 per share, a year earlier. Net sales of the world's biggest home improvement chain rose to $26.47 billion from...

  • Three things to watch for in Home Depot's earnings

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy looks beyond the numbers to see what Wall Street will be watching when Home Deport reports quarterly results.

  • SolarCity wants to sell high-tech roofs

    Elon Musk notes the plans could open a new market with millions of potential customers in just the US.

  • Call of the day: Home Depot and Lowe's

    The “Fast Money Halftime Report” traders and Stephanie Link, TIAA Global Asset Management, discuss Home Depot, Lowe's and increased spending the the home improvement sector.

  • An employee, right, helps customers in the lighting department of a Home Depot Inc. store in Jersey City, New Jersey.

    Home improvement retailers are starting to see how millennials' tastes differ from those of previous generations.

  • Malm products advertised for sale by IKEA China. China's consumer watchdog said the company would recall Malm-branded furniture sold in the country between 1999 and 2016.

    IKEA will recall its Malm dressers in China, the consumer watchdog said, just days after the Swedish company was accused of "double standards."