Nov 20- Lowe's Cos Inc reported slightly lower-than-expected quarterly earnings and gave a disappointing fiscal-year outlook, underscoring the No. 2 home improvement retailer's struggle to catch up with market leader Home Depot.
Wednesday's news came the day after strong results from larger rival Home Depot Inc, which increased its forecast for the year for the third time in three quarters as rising housing prices encouraged more people to invest in their homes.
Aug 21- Lowe's Cos Inc reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results as the housing market's recovery encouraged Americans to spend more on their homes, and the No. 2 home improvement chain narrowed its sales gap against rival Home Depot Inc..
*Lowe's to be "stalking horse" bidder. *Lowe's plans to have Orchard operate as a separate business. June 17- Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, court documents showed on Monday, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.
NEW YORK-- Lowe's is seeking to hire two senior level executives that could play a role in its CEO succession plan. The No. 2 home improvement retailer is looking for a chief merchandising officer and a head of supply chain, two positions left vacant since Lowe's reorganized in May.