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  • Investors just got a 'gift': Strategist Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 4:41 PM ET
    New homes under construction in California.

    Shares of one sector have tumbled, but fundamentals in the segment make the stocks appealing on weakness, a strategist said.

  • *Profit $1.20/ share vs est. Aug 19- Lowe's Cos Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and taxes, and the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain posted its slowest growth in same-store sales in five quarters. Demand was low also for exterior improvement items due to heavy rain in parts of the United States, analysts said.

  • Lowes building on big ticket sales Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lowes building on big ticket sales

    Lowe's saw sales growth in large appliances as the housing industry regains strength.

  • Lowe's EPS misses, revenues beat on big ticket sales Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    An employee walks past refrigerators on sale at a Lowe's Cos. store in San Bruno, California.

    Lowe's delivered quarterly earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations on Wednesday.

  • Aug 19- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales, helped by higher demand for items such as appliances and outdoor power equipment. Larger rival Home Depot Inc also reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, helped by increased home remodeling...

  • Home improvement chain Lowe's sales rise 4.5 pct Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    Aug 19- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain, reported a 4.5 percent rise in quarterly sales as demand rose for products such as appliances and outdoor power equipment. The company's net income rose to $1.13 billion, or $1.20 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $17.35...

  • Street picks: 10 housing stocks ready to pop Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    New townhouses under construction in Northeast Washington, D.C.

    CNBC Pro used technical and fundamental analysis to find the stocks that are primed to rally the most in the continuation of the housing recovery.

  • Tracking the outlook for Home Depot, Wal-Mart Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 10:32 PM ET
    Tracking the outlook for Home Depot, Wal-Mart

    Improvements in the U.S. housing market is supporting growth at Home Depot, while Wal-Mart is bogged down by new investments, says Joseph Feldman, senior managing director at Telsey Advisory Group.

  • Wal-Mart's investments are incurring high costs: Pro Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Wal-Mart's investments are incurring high costs: Pro

    Daniel Binder, senior equity research analyst & MD at Jefferies & Co, discusses Wal-Mart's profit miss and explains whether the retailer's foray into e-commerce could be its turning point.

  • Home improvement stocks, Fed top trades to go Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    The "Halftime Report" traders give their trades for the second half.

  • Net sales $24.83 bln vs est. By Nandita Bose and Sruthi Ramakrishnan. Aug 18- An improving U.S. housing market helped Home Depot Inc beat quarterly sales forecasts on Tuesday, and the world's No. 1 home-improvement retailer lifted its full-year earnings and revenue forecasts.

  • HD building on strong Q2 earnings Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    HD building on strong Q2 earnings

    A strong Q2 for Home Depot as the housing recovery continues.

  • Housing recovery drives Home Depot sales beat Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:57 AM ET
    An employee rings up customer purchases at a Home Depot store in Chicago, Illinois.

    Home Depot reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market.

  • Aug 18- Home Depot Inc, the world's No. 1 home improvement retailer, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market. Demand for home improvement products was strong in the quarter due to growth in existing home sales, Wedbush Securities analyst Seth Basham wrote in a note ahead of the results.

  • Home Depot quarterly sales rise 4.3 pct Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:09 AM ET

    Aug 18- Home Depot Inc, the world's No.1 home improvement chain by revenue, reported a 4.3 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market. The company's net income rose to $2.23 billion, or $1.73 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 2 from $2.05 billion, or $1.52 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $24.83 billion from...

  • 6 plays on surging homebuilder stocks Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 7:04 PM ET
    Construction workers building a new home in Miami, Florida.

    Homebuilder stocks have surged ahead of the broader market this year, and "Fast Money" traders believe that run should continue.

  • PIMCO headquarters in Newport Beach, California

    Pimco: Housing bull

  • What to expect from US June retail sales Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    What to expect from US June retail sales

    Lindsey Bell, Senior Analyst at S&P Capital IQ, explains why she's expecting a monthly increase of 0.3 percent.

  • Amazon goes blue collar in bid for contractors Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET
    Amazon breaks into the home services sector.

    Amazon is the latest in a long list of players to offer online home-maintenance services. Will it be good enough to hammer the competition?

  • SWK CEO: Europe real outlier for us Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    SWK CEO: Europe real outlier for us

    John Lundgren, Stanley Black & Decker CEO, discusses his company's growth prospect; new tools entering the market, and a possible spinoff of its security business.