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Looking at recent earnings, Jim Cramer has noticed a somewhat common theme among those companies doing well.
The "Fast Money" traders give their top picks of stocks to sell right now.
Stocks rose modestly on Thursday, extending the prior day's rally.
After a batch of new earnings reports, the overall trend remains the same: disappointing.
May 21- Lowe's Cos Inc said its sales picked up in May, after the company reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results as a severe winter in the United States hurt traffic to its stores. Larger rival Home Depot Inc also said on Tuesday that its sales in May were "robust."
Lowe's posted quarterly earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street expectations Thursday, due in part by a lower tax rate.
TORONTO, May 21- A pink Barbie-branded SUV that seats two toddlers offers a surprising glimpse into the myriad problems that jammed up Target Corp's supply chain when it set up shop in Canada, and the challenge facing Target's new Canadian head.
Fed watchers could be spiced up with some new information on the Fed's post-bond buying strategy, which may lead to even more market volatility.
*Aeroflex jumps; Cobham to buy Aeroflex for $1.46 bln. NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, with major indexes hitting session lows in afternoon trading, led by losses in the retail sector after disappointing results from Staples and TJX Companies.
Stocks fell Tuesday after quarterly earnings from Home Depot and Staples.
NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as retailers' shares dropped after earnings from TJX Companies and Staples halted the market's two-day winning streak.
Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
European shares closed slightly down on Tuesday, as investors continue to consider stock valuations and the possibility of policy action from the ECB.
May 20- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said its sales were "robust" in May and that it expected to realize in the current quarter most of the sales lost in the first quarter due to a severe winter in the United States.
NEW YORK, May 20- U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday, weighed down by retailers after earnings from TJX Companies and Staples. Staples Inc tumbled 10.8 percent to $11.95 after the office supply retailer posted first-quarter earnings and forecast a decline in sales in the current quarter.
Though several retailers reported disappointing quarterly results on Tuesday, CNBC's Jim Cramer said some names are working.
CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports Home Depot is blaming its lackluster quarterly numbers on weather.
Budd Bugatch, Raymond James, discusses Home Depot's quarterly earnings results and if investors should buy Home Depot as a play on the housing recovery.
CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down Home Depot's disappointing quarterly earnings. Cramer says the buyback is big and you can make your numbers back.
*AstraZeneca investor protests spurning of Pfizer bid. *Aeroflex jumps, to be acquired by Cobham for $1.46 bln. *Home Depot lost 1.3 percent to $75.52 in premarket trade after the home improvement retailer reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start.