May 22- No. 2 home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc reassured investors that sales trends improved significantly in April and May after seeing a weak start to the spring selling season. Like its larger rival Home Depot Inc, Lowe's said it was seeing strong sales to contractors.» Read More
Budd Bugatch, Raymond James & Associates, breaks down the retailer's higher-than-expected quarterly profits and takes a look ahead at its growth prospects.
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.
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.
Lowe’s has been rising with the recovery in the housing market, and yesterday the home-improvement chain saw some bullish option activity.
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.
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.
David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets analyst, and Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst, discuss the play on Home Depot's earnings.
Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer analyst, breaks down the numbers on the big box store, which reported earnings per share of $1.01 versus $0.97 estimates, on revenues of $20.6 billion.
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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 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.
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.
Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch senior U.S. economist, discusses the upward trend in home renovation; what it signals about the housing recovery; and how to trade it, with the Fast Money traders.
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Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, shows examples of divergence among stocks in the same sector.
A look at the best stock plays to profit off a pickup in home building, with John Kasprzak, BB&T Capital Markets.
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Despite the European debt crisis, there are still companies you can count on, like Home Depot, the “Mad Money’ host says.
A look at unusual activity in Home Deport stock, and a preview of HD's earnings and break down of Lowe's numbers, with Scot Ciccarelli, RBC Capital Markets, and how to play it, with the Fast Money Traders.
The "Mad Money" host and his researcher, Nicole Urken, discuss how investing is not a science, it's an art.