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Stocks accelerated their losses in the final hour of trading to tumble more than 1 percent across the board Monday, with the S&P 500 breaking below 1,500 and the Dow retreating from its fresh multi-year high, as investors grew concerned over Italy's election results.
Home Depot's same-store sales growth has outpaced that of its similar rival Lowe's for the past 14 quarters, a gap that one analyst told CNBC is beginning to narrow.
*Barnes& Noble rallies as chairman offers to buy part of it. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, reversing course from earlier gains as elections in Italy stoked concerns a divided parliament could disrupt the country's fiscal reforms and the euro zone's stability.
*Lowe's sees higher sales in current fiscal year. *Lowe's shares down 1.8 percent; Home Depot dips 0.2 percent.
With budget sequestration only days away, Wall Street isn't showing any major signs of worry, Cramer thinks that bears are missing the facts.
*Barnes& Noble rallies on report part of it may go private. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, suggesting the equity rally was intact as investors grew more confident that the global economy would continue to grow.
*Barnes& Noble rallies on report part of it may go private. Barnes& Noble Inc will be in focus after the Wall Street Journal reported that Chairman Leonard Riggio was considering a bid for the company's bookstore business.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday, boosted by market gains overseas, lifted by optimism over the Italian elections and prospects for looser Japanese monetary policy.
*Barnes& Noble rallies on report part of it may go private. In company news, Barnes& Noble Inc Chairman Leonard Riggio is considering a bid for the company's bookstore business, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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*S&P 500 coming off first weekly decline in eight. *Barnes& Noble rallies in premarket after WSJ report. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, suggesting the recent rally for equities remains intact in spite of concerns that the U.S.
Feb 25- Lowe's Cos Inc's quarterly results beat analysts' estimates as sales benefited from rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy and the retailer's efforts to improve product selection and customer service. Lowe's, which has lagged behind larger rival Home Depot, is in the middle of a makeover.
Lowe's reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Monday.
Feb 25- Lowe's Cos Inc's quarterly results beat analysts' estimates as sales benefited from rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy and the retailer's efforts to improve product selection and customer service.
Feb 25- Lowe's Cos Inc's quarterly profit beat analysts' estimates as rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy and the retailer's own product selection improvements helped sales.
Although the U.S. housing market is improving, some analysts are saying the run may be over for the home builder stocks.
The "Mad Money" host reveals what he plans to follow in the days to come.
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.
Employees at some of the largest U.S. corporations have as much as 70 percent of their retirement savings invested in company stock, Morningstar's David Blanchett told "Power Lunch."
I should have stayed home: It's ugly on global markets. Markets in European countries are on track to log worst day since Feb. 4.