Home Improvement Retail


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Housing Stock Plays     Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 2:39 PM ET

    A look at the best stock plays to profit off a pickup in home building, with John Kasprzak, BB&T Capital Markets.

  • Cramer’s 5 'Stocking Stuffer' Stocks Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    You can count on these five names no matter what’s happening in Europe, the “Mad Money” host says.

  • Cramer’s Stocking Stuffer: Home Depot Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 8:14 PM ET

    Despite the European debt crisis, there are still companies you can count on, like Home Depot, the “Mad Money’ host says.

  • Earnings: Lowe's & Home Depot     Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

    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.

  • Cramer's Lesson on the 'Art' of Investing Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    The "Mad Money" host and his researcher, Nicole Urken, discuss how investing is not a science, it's an art.

  • Dealing With Irene's Aftermath     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 10:05 AM ET

    The home improvement sector could benefit from the storm damage, with Laura Champine, Cowen and Company .

  • Fast Pros: How to Trade H-P, Lowe's and FedEx Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    With the markets in turmoil, the Fast traders had a handful of stocks on their radar Monday. Find out how they are trading H-P, Lowe's and FedEx.

  • Cramer Pits Lowe's Vs. Home Depot Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 6:42 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host looks at which home improvement retailer's stock is the best buy.

  • Retail Earnings Roundup     Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 11:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche breaks down the numbers on another wave of retail releases.

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