Home Depot

  • 8 Troubling Signs for Real Estate

    By Gleb Maksimov - August 26, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL, TRLA, Z

    The real estate industry and certain real estate sectors have brought a lot of profits to investors over the past several years. But as the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end." The problem with investing is figuring out when that run will come to an end. In this article we will examine eight warning signs that the real estate industry might be headed for a pullback more »

  • Is This Home Improvement Stock Ready to Rally In the Coming Months?

    By Brian Nichols - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LL, RH

    In the last month, Lumber Liquidators’ (NYSE: LL) stock has outperformed Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) by a ratio of 5:1, as the two companies battle as the best up-and-coming home improvement retail company in the U.S. In terms of market capitalization, one-year stock performance, and growth, the two companies are near identical. However, moving forward over the next few months, I think one stock is best positioned for more »

  • 3 Hardliners to Buy Ahead of Earnings Season

    By Zain Abbas - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, ULTA

    Earnings season has not ended and in fact some industries have not ‘inaugurated’ their earnings season as yet. Hardline retailers are one of them. As the norm has been, most of the hardliners are expected to announce their earnings next week. Housing and autos have been the hottest topics discussed among the market circles in recent days. Let’s have a look at earning previews of some of the players more »

  • Industry Trends Might Not Favor Home Depot Much Longer

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    You might be wondering what Home Depot’s (NYSE: HD) results will be on August 20th, 2013. Nobody on the outside knows what will happen, but it’s still possible to assess the company’s current situation and potential based on recent trends.

    Industry trends

    A low supply of homes throughout most of the United States combined with low mortgage rates has led to a stronger housing market. The more »

  • Earnings Play: Four Companies In Focus

    By Jayson Derrick - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: HD, JCP, TJX, WHR

    While traders look at earning season as an opportunity to make a quick buck, long term investors take the opportunity to listen to management, re-evaluate the company and gain a better insight if now is a good time to add more shares, or to sell.

    Data from US Census Bureau foreshadowing strong results?

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is expected to report 2Q13 earnings on Tuesday, August 20. The First Call more »

  • Pick Your Winner in August Home Improvement Sweepstakes

    By Charlie Wagner - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, SHLD

    The next few weeks will bring three important data points for Home Improvement retailers, and their investors.  You may be able to pick a winner for the remainder of the year by the end of August.

    Big Two Results

    Later in August, both Home Depot (NYSE: HD) -August 20 and Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) -August 21, report second quarter (Q2) results.  This will be fascinating because of recent macro trends more »

  • Invest in Energy Efficiency, not Alternative Energy

    By Jonathan Yates - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BBY, CREE, FSLR, GE, HD, SHLD

    General Electric’s (NYSE: GE) recent sale of its solar panel technology to First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) is just the latest in a series of poor performances by entities in the alternative energy sector. First Solar also just reported a 70% drop in profits, which has its share price off almost 18% for the last week. What does continue to perform well, though, is the energy efficiency group.

    The global more »

  • Look Beyond Home Improvement Retailers

    By Kyle Colona - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, HD, LOW

    The housing market recovery has been good for home improvement retailers and the home goods sector as well.

    As has previously been reported, the housing market is in the early stages of a shaky recovery. Inventories remain tight even though rising interest rates may have recently caused a pullback in homebuilders’ share prices. Interest rates have climbed by 100 basis points in the past month or so. In other words more »

  • 3 Stocks To Own In Any Market

    By Chris Johnson - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, HD, MCD

    As the stock market exceeds it's all-time highs set just a couple months ago, many equities are at the forefront of a seemingly endless rally. For investors that have been lucky enough to participate in this rally, it's been a wonderful time full of green numbers and worry-less asset allocation, but like all good things, this rally must come to an end, and with much certainty, many investments more »

  • Say Goodbye to the Sears Years

    By Dan Moskowitz - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, SHLD

    Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) doesn’t have much going for it at the moment. The company’s namesake and Kmart stores are both seen as outdated. Looking for a significant upside catalyst is like trying to find treasure at the bottom of the ocean - it's really hard to do. That said, bulls will point to several positives, which we’ll get to soon.

    A slow death

    As stated above more »

  • 3 Reasons Why This Housing Play Is a Great Value

    By Lee Samaha - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HD, SWK, WHR

    Investors in home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) have seen a near-90% rise in its share price over the last year, and many of them must feel tempted to take some profits. But the company has a number of positive things happening for it in 2013. And  if it continues to execute in moving towards hitting its long-term targets, Whirlpool could have plenty of upside left.

    Whirlpool upgrades guidance

    In more »

  • Is This Retailer a Smart Way to Play the Housing Recovery?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has been a popular pick among many investors looking for a large-cap stock with exposure to the boom in construction and housing sales (as sellers, house flippers, or buyers touch up housing properties before or after a transaction). In the last year Home Depot’s stock is up close to 60%, more than doubling the return of the S&P 500. However, this increase in the more »

  • Improve Your Portfolio With These Home Improvement Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    The housing market in North America is expected to recover with growing consumer sentiment. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the sales of new homes surged 8.3% to 497,000 units in June, the fastest pace in the last five years. Moreover, the housing market is expected to grow by 3.1% annually in the next five years. California is especially driving the growth of the home more »

  • Which of These 3 Home Improvement Companies Is the Most Secure?

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    With the housing market on the rise, companies in various sectors are set to profit. One of those industries is home improvement, and analysts have good reason to be optimistic about the following three companies. As people move into new homes, and as new houses are built, homeowners will need to renovate, and that means major profits for these three firms. 

    I think the housing market is on the recovery more »

  • Housing News – Pending Home Sales Slip in June

    By Malcolm Manness - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, MTH, RYL, TOL

    Pending home sales contracts fell slightly in June, from the prior months more than 6-year high. It is thought that the recent rise in mortgage rates is having a a dampening affect on sales. Rates have risen almost a full percentage point since May.

    The NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index decreased 0.4 percent to 110.9, according to today’s report by the National Association of Realtors®. May more »

  • The Lowdown on the Risks Facing Lowe's

    By Brian Hill - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW

    Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) operates 1,755 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico, making it the second largest chain in its market behind Home Depot (NYSE: HD) with 2,257 stores. Lowe's had sales in excess of $50 billion in 2012 and serves 15 million customers per week. Home Depot's sales topped $74 billion in 2012.

    Home improvement stores sales are of course sensitive more »

  • This Huge Department Store Chain Is About to Say Goodbye

    By Adrian Campos - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: HD, SHLD, WMT

    It's been a terrible year for multinational department store Sears (NASDAQ: SHLD). Among all department store public companies in America, Sears not only had the worst-performing stock in the past 12 months, it was the only one that actually produced negative returns: down 13.89% so far. Despite its size (more than 2,000 total stores), this has taken its market capitalization to $4.65 billion, less than 2 more »

  • Will Home Improvement Retail Continue to Heat Up?

    By Lior Cohen - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, RH

    The recovery of the housing market has also positively affected home- improvement companies including Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH). Will the demand for housing continue to rise? Will home-improvement companies continue to benefit from the housing recovery? Let’s examine these issues in detail.

    Will growth in the housing market reach a halt?

    The housing market continues to show signs of growth: the number of new more »

  • Billionaire Richard Chilton’s Long-Term Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AVGO, COG, HD, LKQ, MU

    At Insider Monkey, we maintain a database of quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, which we have used to research investment strategies (we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year).

    Some investors also like to use 13Fs as sources of initial investment ideas for further research more »

  • Home Depot Is Poised for Growth

    By Eshna De - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, MTH

    Home Depot (NYSE: HD), the largest home improvement retailer in the country, has been a favorite with the investors. Its stock price has grown by over 197% since July 2010, defying the plunge in residential housing construction and the overall economic weakness. Presently, Home Depot's strong presence in key housing markets like California and Florida and its growth strategies positions it very well for the housing recovery that is more »

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