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  • *Lowe's, Target fall in premarket after results, forecasts. *Hertz tumbles after withdrawing forecast. NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. stocks were set for a slight dip at the open on Wednesday after weak earnings forecasts from retailers Lowe's and Target, ahead of the release of minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed with Fed minutes on tap Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    *Lowe's Cos falls in premarket after cutting outlook. *Hertz tumbles after withdrawing forecast. *Lowe's Companies lost 3.1 percent to $49.91 before the opening bell after the world's No. 2 home improvement products retailer posted better-than-expected second quarter results but cut its full-year sales forecast.

  • Aug 20- Lowe's Cos Inc, the world's No. 2 home improvement products retailer, reduced its sales forecast for the full year, sending its shares down 4 percent in premarket trading.

  • Lowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    For the three months ended Aug. 1, Lowe's Cos. earned $1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share. A year earlier it earned $941 million, or 88 cents per share. Revenue rose 6 percent to $16.6 billion from $15.71 billion, topping Wall Street's $16.57 billion forecast.

  • Lowe's Cos quarterly sales rise 5.6 pct Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    Aug 20- Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc reported a 5.6 percent rise in quarterly sales as more people undertook home renovation projects after a prolonged winter. Net income rose to $1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 1, from $941 million, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $16.59 billion from $15.71 billion.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $2.94 or. 6 percent, to $536.84. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 86 or 1.4 percent, to $63.25. Best Buy rose$. 84 or 2.8 percent, to $30.75.

  • *Apple retakes triple-digit territory, hits $100. NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. stocks ended higher for the second straight session on Tuesday, as robust housing data and strong earnings from Dow component Home Depot overshadowed lingering concerns about the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $4.04 or. 8 percent, to $537.94. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose $1.08 or 1.7 percent, to $63.47. Best Buy rose$. 61 or 2.0 percent, to $30.52.

  • Aug 19- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said it expected same-store sales to grow faster in the second half of the year as customers furnish new houses and renovate existing ones in a recovering housing market.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. housing starts rebounded strongly in July, pointing to momentum in the economy, but a moderate increase in consumer prices suggested the Federal Reserve has room to keep interest rates low for a while.

  • Aug 19- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, reported a better-than-expected 5.8 percent rise in same-store sales as customers spent more on home repairs after a severe North American winter. Analysts had expected Home Depot's same-store sales to rise 4.4 percent, according to research firm Consensus Metrix.

  • Home Depot 2Q profit climbs 14 percent Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    ATLANTA— Home Depot's fiscal second-quarter net income surged 14 percent thanks to a rebound in its spring selling season. "These results support the view of a continued recovery in the U.S. home-improvement market," Frank Blake, Home Depot's CEO, told investors during its earnings call. Home Depot also has been helped of late by an improving U.S. housing market.

  • Severe winter gives way to hot spring for Home Depot Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Pickup trucks leave a Home Depot store in El Cerrito, Calif.

    Home Depot reported a 5.7 percent rise in quarterly sales as customers spent more on home repairs after a severe North American winter.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $4.87 or. 9 percent, to $533.90. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 48 or. 8 percent, to $62.39. Best Buy rose$. 72 or 2.5 percent, to $29.91.

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $3.57 or. 7 percent, to $532.60. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 60 or 1.0 percent, to $62.51. Best Buy rose$. 25 or. 9 percent, to $29.44.

  • Early movers: FDO, DG, HD, CBS, TSLA, GOOG & more Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Final Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell $1.64 or. 3 percent, to $529.03. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 64 or 1.0 percent, to $61.91. Best Buy fell$. 34 or 1.2 percent, to $29.19.

  • Midday Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Autozone Inc. fell$. 29 or. 1 percent, to $530.38. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 62 or 1.0 percent, to $61.93. Best Buy fell$. 48 or 1.6 percent, to $29.05.

  • Early Glance: Specialty Retail companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Autozone Inc. rose $3.71 or. 7 percent, to $534.38. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 32 or. 5 percent, to $62.23. Best Buy rose$. 02 or. 1 percent, to $29.55.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— National Association of Home Builders releases housing market index for August, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases housing starts for July, 8:30 a.m.; Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July, 8:30 a.m..