Stocks closed lower, with health care shedding 1.5 percent, while investors eagerly awaited a speech from Janet Yellen.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch reaffirmed its buy rating on Lowe's and added the retailer to its US1 top ideas list.
Homebuilding stocks are surging, and market experts believe that investors should give them another look.
The "Fast Money" traders weighed the retail stocks as the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has gained about 2.7 percent in the last month.
The "Fast Money" traders give you 7 trades in retail that may be on sale.
Student debt obligations require an estimated $160 billion in annual payments.
Karen Firestone, Aureus Asset Management, weighs in on where investors can find opportunities in the market.
Chase Investment Counsel's Peter Tuz talks about consumer trends for U.S. retailers such as Target, Amazon and Lowe's.
Lowe's reports quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations, and lowers its full-year guidance.
Stocks closed lower as investors awaited the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting.
The challenge retailers are facing this earnings season is to put to rest claims that consumers have curbed spending.
Home Depot CEO Craig Menear said revenue from its so-called Pro customers grew at a faster rate than the company average.
The "FMHR" traders debate the trades on retailers like TJX Companies and Dick's Sporting Goods following earnings releases.
Steve Odland, Committee for Economic Development President & CEO and former Office Depot CEO, discusses the retail picture following recent earnings and the overwhelming influence of Amazon and Internet retail.
Bulls could keep the market rally going until the last of the kids go back to school – and the bears return from vacation.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the latest numbers on Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, and TJX Companies.
Despite posting record highs on Monday, U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Tuesday, following the weaker international trade.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Home Depot Tuesday reported earnings and revenue that fell roughly in line with Wall Street's estimates.
Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co., breaks down Home Depot's quarterly numbers which posted EPS of $1.97 on revenues of $26.472 billion.