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  • Lowes home improvement interior

    Lowe's reports quarterly earnings and revenue that topped analysts' expectations.

  • *Q1 adj EPS $0.87 vs est $0.85. *Net sales jump 7.8 pct to $15.23 bln vs est $14.87 bln. May 18- Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc followed larger rival Home Depot Inc in reporting better-than-expected quarterly sales as strength in the U.S. housing market and favorable weather led to strong demand for building and home renovation products.

  • *Q1 adj EPS $0.87 vs est $0.85. *Net sales jump 7.8 pct to $15.23 bln vs est $14.87 bln. May 18- Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc followed larger rival Home Depot Inc in reporting better-than-expected quarterly sales as strength in the U.S. housing market and favorable weather led to strong demand for building and home renovation products.

  • Lowe's latest earnings beat shows improvement

    The home improvement retailer released quarterly results that topped analysts' expectations.

  • May 18- Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc followed larger rival Home Depot Inc in reporting better-than-expected quarterly sales as strength in the housing market and favorable weather led to strong demand for building and home renovation products. Lowe's raised its full-year profit forecast to about $4.11 per share from about $4.

  • Lowe's posts Q1 beat

    It's a good report but not as good as the headline numbers suggest, says Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Company, breaking down Lowe's quarterly results. Also Nagel reexamines Home Depot's quarter but reiterates his positive outlook on the home improvement space.

  • May 18- Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc followed larger rival Home Depot Inc in reporting better-than-expected quarterly sales as strength in the housing market and favorable weather led to strong demand for building and home renovation products. Net income rose to $884 million, or 98 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 29, from $673 million,...

  • Home Depot beats earnings expectations

    The world's largest home improvement retailer released its first-quarter fiscal 2016 results.

  • Home Depot beats Street, raises guidance

    I tell clients Home Depot is a big, well-run, liquid play on the United States, says Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co., breaking down the retailer's quarterly results and sharing his outlook on the company.

  • May 17- Home Depot Inc, the world's biggest home improvement chain, reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly sales, saying that inconsistent weather drove demand across the board. The company's net income rose to $1.80 billion, or $1.44 per share in the first quarter ended May 1, from $1.58 billion, or $1.21 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $22.76 billion from...

  • May 13- Lowe's Cos has reached an $8.6 million settlement of a U.S. agency lawsuit accusing the nation's second-largest home improvement retailer of illegally firing workers who went on medical leave for a long time. The accord resolves Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that Lowe's violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating...

  • May 13- Lowe's Cos has reached an $8.6 million settlement of a U.S. agency lawsuit accusing the home improvement retailer of illegally firing workers who were on medical leave for a long time. The accord resolves Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that Lowe's violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by terminating employees whose medical...

  • OTTAWA, May 12- Canada's Competition Bureau said on Thursday it would not block Lowe's Companies Inc's proposed purchase of Canadian firm Rona Inc, saying it was satisfied the deal would not substantially lessen competition. The C $3.2 billion takeover bid, which Lowe's unveiled in February, will help the U.S. home improvement retailer compete with Home Depot.

  • *Positive on short term UK economic outlook. LONDON, March 23- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, remains cautious about prospects for France, its most profitable market, even though recent industry data has indicated "green shoots" of recovery. The firm, which trades as Castorama and Brico Depot in France and B&Q and Screwfix in Britain, said...

  • LONDON, March 23- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts with a 0.3 percent rise in annual profit, though it said it remained cautious on the outlook for France, its most profitable market. Group sales rose 3.8 percent on a constant currency basis to 10.3 billion pounds, with sales in France up 1.2 percent and sales in the UK& Ireland...

  • LONDON, March 23- Kingfisher, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, beat forecasts with a 0.3 percent rise in annual profit, though it said it remained cautious on the outlook for France, its most profitable market. The firm, which trades as B&Q and Screwfix in Britain and Castorama and Brico Depot in France and other markets, said on Wednesday it made an...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google's cloud. Landing Home Depot, the Atlanta- based construction and home-improvement retailer with over 2,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, bolsters Google Cloud's...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 22- Google Inc, long an also-ran in cloud services, has scored an important victory in its effort to win corporate clients: Home Depot is moving some of its data to Google's cloud. Landing Home Depot, the Atlanta- based construction and home-improvement retailer with over 2,000 stores in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, bolsters Google Cloud's...

  • Sherwin-Williams to buy Valspar

    The largest US paint retailer will pay $113 a share to buy rival Valspar Corp.

  • Spring flowers

    An unseasonably warm winter may boost full year profits, for one particular sector.