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Home Improvement Retail


  • Taxes Hikes Haven't Hurt Sales Yet: Home Depot CEO Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    Workers build a new home at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Home Depot expects 3 percent growth in 2013, the same it saw in 2012 as economic growth remains steady, CEO Frank Blake told CNBC.

  • Confidence Back? Several Retailers Top Sales Forecasts Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    After a difficult January, when shoppers first felt the effect of a payroll tax hike that lowered take-home pay by 2 percent, some retailers got a little relief in February from growing employment and a rising stock market.

  • Stocks are up as Bears are not yet in control of the narrative. There were no surprises from Bernanke, though he did give a rather spirited defense of QE and low interest rates.

  • What Do Home Buyers Buy? Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    What Do Home Buyers Buy?

    CNBC's Diana Olick takes a look at what home buyers purchase at home improvement stores as well as the types of features they're expecting in a home.

  • Lowe's Q4 Earnings Beats Top & Bottom Line Monday, 25 Feb 2013 | 7:50 AM ET
    Lowe's Q4 Earnings Beats Top & Bottom Line

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst, breaks down the fourth quarter results on the home improvement retailer of $0.26 vs. $0.23 ESP on revenues of $11 billion.

  • Caution Signs Ahead as Retailers Report Earnings Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    Next week is the biggest one of the earnings season for the retailers. While each will have different nuances, and wrap up the key holiday quarter, Wall Street will be focused on the sales forecast for the current quarter.

  • Higher Taxes Put the Brakes on Retail Spending Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending. Separately, import and export prices rose slightly less than expected in the month.

  • Brighter Skies Likely Ahead for Lowe’s: Pro Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
    Brighter Skies Likely Ahead for Lowe’s: Pro

    Following a 66-percent rise in Home Depot shares and a 45-percent run in Lowe’s stock during the past year, one analyst said the rivals’ stocks are now trading at very similar valuations.

  • Lowe's Profits Get Boost From Hurricane Sandy Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:32 AM ET
    Lowe's Profits Get Boost From Hurricane Sandy

    Budd Bugatch, Raymond James & Associates, breaks down the retailer's higher-than-expected quarterly profits and takes a look ahead at its growth prospects.

  • Tuesday Market Roadmap Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tuesday Market Roadmap

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on today's market-moving stories, including a look at Home Depot's earnings beat; JC Penney's turnaround plan; and a leadership change at Microsoft.

  • Home Depot Q3 Earnings Beat the Street Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    Home Depot Q3 Earnings Beat the Street

    The home improvement retailer reported Q3 EPS of $0.74 vs. $0.70 est. on revenues $18.1 billion. Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst explains how the company is benefiting from an improving housing market.

  • Bulls Go Shopping at Lowe’s Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    Lowe’s has been rising with the recovery in the housing market, and yesterday the home-improvement chain saw some bullish option activity.

  • Play Home Depot Over Lowe’s in Near Term: Pro Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Following a weak earnings report from Lowe’s, one analyst advised investors to refrain from viewing the release as a weakening in home improvement retail and instead look into rival Home Depot’s shares.

  • Home Depot or Lowe’s? Pros Pick Favorites Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
    Home Depot

    Although U.S. retail sales posted strong gains Tuesday on the heels of Home Depot's better-than-expected quarterly profit, one analyst forecast a tougher spending environment in the second half of the year.

  • Best Place for a Start Up? Think Inside the Box Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    Home Depot

    Looking for the perfect location for your new retail business? Consider setting up shop inside a "big box" retail store.

  • Lowe's Beats, But Lowers 2012 Guidance Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Lowe's Beats, But Lowers 2012 Guidance

    Christopher Horvers, JPMorgan retail analyst, and Daniel Binder, Jefferies & Co research analyst, break down the Q1 earnings and outlook on the home retailer.

  • Home Depot Q1 Earnings Results Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Home Depot Q1 Earnings Results

    Home Depot reports Q1 comp store sales rose 6.1% in the U.S., while revenue came in light at $17.808 billion vs. $17.957 billion estimate. Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity Securiites, breaks down the first quarter numbers on HD, and discusses the outlook on home improvement in the retail space.

  • Cramer Defends SWK on Earnings Miss Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer Defends SWK on Earnings Miss

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why Stanley Black & Decker shares got pounded after delivering disappointing headline numbers, but defends the stock by pointing out to investors that the company's fundamentals are much better than the big sell-off indicates.

  • Post-Bubble Home Improvement Rules Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    The housing market remains shaky amid an improving, broader economy. And after years of declines, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement. Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time, it is different, he says. Instead of waiting for flush times again, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They’re focusing instead on staying put and value-focused home

    Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!

  • 2012: The Year of the Stock Picker Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, shows examples of divergence among stocks in the same sector.