Home Improvement Stores

(HD) FUJIFILM Holdings Launches New Products

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (FUJIY), an imaging, information and documents solution provider, announced the launch of two new cameras belonging to its ultra-resilient and XP camera lines.

Fujifilm unveiled its new camera,...

9Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (HD) FUJIFILM Holdings Launches New Products | Continued

(HD) February 26: Focus Squarely on Bernanke and Euro-zone – Economic Highlights

The Bernanke testimony to the Senate Banking Committee and the revival of Euro-zone fears following the stalemated Italian election provide the backdrop for today’s trading action. Early indications are suggesting stocks reversing the losses from Monday. But a slew economic data coming out a little...

26Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (HD) February 26: Focus Squarely on Bernanke and Euro-zone – Economic Highlights | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies – Bear of the Day

We downgraded our recommendation on Lowe’s Companies (LOW) to Underperform following dismal second-quarter 2012 results. The quarterly earnings of $0.65 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.70, and fell 4.4% year-over-year....

12Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (LOW) Lowe’s Companies – Bear of the Day | Continued

(HD) Home Depot – Growth And Income – Zacks Rank Buy

Home Depot Inc. (HD) has an impressive record of beating quarterly earnings expectations, which it continued in its fiscal second quarter 2012 by surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4.1%. The home improvement retailer has also...

27Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (HD) Home Depot – Growth And Income – Zacks Rank Buy | Continued

(HD) Europe, Retail Gaining Traction?

Following some decent earnings numbers from a few of the U.S.’s top retailers, we also received good economic data this morning. The Producer Price Index (PPI) reported up 0.3%, which was as expected, but 0.4% subtracting food and energy costs, which was a positive surprise. And July Retail...

24Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (HD) Europe, Retail Gaining Traction? | Continued

(HD) Home Depot Earnings Preview

World’s largest home specialty retailer, The Home Depot Inc. (HD), is scheduled to report its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, before the opening bell on Tuesday, August 14. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate...

22Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (HD) Home Depot Earnings Preview | Continued

(LOW) G-8, Greece and Facebook Stay in Headlines

The weekend G-8 summit’s supposed commitment to keep Greece within the Euro-zone may not amount to much in the absence of a favorable outcome from that country’s fresh elections next month. But media reports appear to indicate that support for the centrist conservative party, which failed to get...

20Jun2012 | | Comments Off on (LOW) G-8, Greece and Facebook Stay in Headlines | Continued

(LOW) Earnings Season Quieting Down – Earnings Preview

Earnings Preview – Week of May 21st

It will be a relatively quiet week on the earnings front, as there are only a few reports left before we close the books on the first quarter earnings season. This turned out to be a positive...

21May2012 | | Comments Off on (LOW) Earnings Season Quieting Down – Earnings Preview | Continued

(HD) Home Depot Analyst Stays Neutral on Shares

The Home Depot Inc. (HD) is the leading player in the highly fragmented home improvement industry. The company has reinvigorated itself with a shift in focus from new square footage growth to maximization of productivity through its...

22Apr2012 | | Comments Off on (HD) Home Depot Analyst Stays Neutral on Shares | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies Earnings Preview

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW), the world’s second largest home improvement retailer, is scheduled to report its second-quarter 2011 financial results on Monday, August 15, 2011. The current Zacks Consensus Estimate...

15Aug2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Cuts Back on New Stores

As per The Street, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) has struck a policy of rewarding shareholder value via dividend payouts and share repurchases at the cost of curtailing new store openings and saving on capital expenses.

The...

17Jun2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD$) Home Depot Quarterly Report Surprises

The Home Depot Inc. (HD), surprised with its fourth-quarter 2010 adjusted earnings of 36 cents a share. The adjusted earnings not only surpassed the prior-year quarters’ earnings of 24 cents (an increment of 50%), but also outpaced...

25Feb2011 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Valuations Rising – Are They Pricey? – AAII Investor Update

November 11, 2010

I noticed a decline in the number of stocks that were trading below their average valuations of the past five years in my Risk-Reward stock screen this past weekend. I was not surprised to see to this change, given the nice upward move in stocks we have had lately. The obvious...

12Nov2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Panasonic Expands VIERA HD Series TV Line

A leading manufacturer of High Definition (HD) televisions, Panasonic Corp. (PC) recently launched a new VIERA GT25 series of full HD three dimensional (3D) Plasma televisions, expanding its premier VIERA brand.

The GT25 series...

22Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies Misses Consensus Estimates

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) recently posted lower-than-expected second-quarter 2010 results. Quarterly earnings of 58 cents per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny but rose 13.7% from 51 cents in the prior-year...

22Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies Incorporated – Bear of the Day

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) recently posted lower-than-expected second quarter 2010 results. The quarterly earnings of $0.58 per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny.

The company also witnessed a decline...

20Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Panasonic Expands VIERA High Definition TV Series

A leading manufacturer of High Definition (HD) televisions, Panasonic Corp. (PC) recently launched a new VIERA GT25 series of full HD three dimensional (3D) Plasma televisions, expanding its premier VIERA brand.

The GT25 series...

18Aug2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Home Depot – Strong First-Quarter Earnings Results

Home Depot (HD) has beaten the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the last five quarters by an average of 10.3%.

Home Depot is a Zacks #2 Rank stock that trades at 17x fiscal 2011 EPS estimates and 15x fiscal 2012 EPS estimates.

Business

The...

25May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Home Depot Earnings Report Beats – Ups Guidance

The Home Depot Inc.’s (HD) fiscal 2010 first-quarter GAAP net income jumped 41% to $725 million from $514 million in the year-ago period. Excluding special items, adjusted earnings per share came in at 45 cents, which topped the Zacks...

18May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies Earnings Results Outpace Consensus

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW), the world’s second largest home improvement retailer, recently posted better-than-expected first-quarter 2010 results, showing signs of improvement with consumers willing to spend on remodeling projects...

17May2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies Analyst Remains Neutral

We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), one of the largest home improvement retailers, with a target price of $26.00.

Lowe’s boasts a proven strategy of investing in stores to enhance...

7Apr2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) The Home Depot to roll out Spring Black Friday

Similar to the traditional Black Friday that kick-starts the Christmas holiday shopping season, The Home Depot Inc. (HD), the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, has decided to implement Spring Black Friday in March...

19Mar2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Earnings Report Beats Consensus Estimates

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), the world’s second largest home improvement retailer, recently reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2009 results, showing signs of improvement with consumers now willing to spend on remodeling...

23Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Retail in the Spotlight – Earnings Preview

Earnings Preview 2/19/10

Earnings Season is winding down, but that does not mean it is over. Next week will bring 570 earnings reports Incorporatedluding 57 members of the S&P 500. The focus will mostly be on the retailers,...

23Feb2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies Analyst Coverage Initiated at Neutral

We have recently initiated coverage on Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), the world’s second largest home improvement retailer operating in the United States and Canada, with a Neutral recommendation and a target price of $24.00. We...

18Jan2010 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Home Depot Supply Supply to Lay Off Employees

Home Depot Supply, a leading diversified wholesale distributor in the U.S. and Canada, has recently decided to lay off 350 employees and consolidate 25 branches in order to reduce its operating expenses amid deteriorating fundamentals in the real estate construction industry. Since the fourth quarter...

22Dec2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LL) Lumber Liquidators, Inc. – ROE of 20.9% is Almost Double Industry Average

Lumber Liquidators Inc. (LL) shares continue to set new all-time highs on the heels of its latest earnings surprise.

Company Description

Lumber Liquidators sells hardwood flooring through...

22Dec2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(HD) Home Depot’s Sales Dip

Home Depot (HD), the largest home improvement retailer in the world, reported net income of $689 million or 41 cents per share in the third quarter of fiscal 2009, compared to net income of $756 million or 45 cents per share in the...

17Nov2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LOW) Lowe’s Companies’ Earnings Report Tumbles

Amidst a bleak economic outlook, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) recently reported its third quarter results. Quarterly earnings of 24 cents a share fell 27.3% from 33 cents posted in the prior-year quarter due to sluggish consumer demand...

16Nov2009 | | 0 comments | Continued

(LL) Lumber Liquidators, Inc. – Consensus Estimates Rise

Lumber Liquidators, Inc. (LL) expects to open an additional 34 to 36 stores in 2009 despite the challenging retail environment. Analysts expect year over year earnings growth in 2009 of 15.37%.

Lumber Liquidators is the largest...

10Nov2009 | | 0 comments | Continued