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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Lowes

    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
    Lowes

    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.

  • Home Depot EPS Beats, But Sales Miss     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    David Strasser, Janney Capital Markets analyst, and Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst, discuss the play on Home Depot's earnings.

  • Home Depot Earnings Beat Forecasts     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    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.

  • 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

    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 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

    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.

  • The 'Renovation Nation' Trade     Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.