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  • The Housing Rebound Is Benefiting These Furniture Companies

    By Mark Yagalla - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: ETH, HOFT, LZB

    Furniture companies are looking like a great way to play the housing rebound. As more new homes are bought, the demand increases for furniture to go with all those new homes. Furniture companies are also benefiting from the overall rebound in the economy. As the wealth effect spreads from rising home and stock prices, consumers are choosing to spend on items they have previously put off, and among those purchases more »

  • 5 Stocks This Chicago-Based Fund Is Bullish On

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GPC, LZB, GLD, TMO

    Forty-five days after the end of each calendar quarter (which is March 31 for the first quarter), institutional investors are required to file their 13F forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In 13F filings, funds list the value of their equity holdings, as well as the number of shares owned at the end of the quarter. Let's take a look at Chicago-based Botty Investors' latest 13F.

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  • Which Stock to Choose to Benefit From Resurgent Housing

    By Arturo Cuevas - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: HOFT, LZB, STLY | Editor's Choice

    The housing sector has such an outsized impact on the U.S. economy, that the sustained growth in homebuilding, which started last year, is creating positive ripple effects downstream, such as the recent gains achieved in the furniture industry.

    Advanced figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released this April showed that unadjusted sales during the 2013 first quarter in furniture and home furnishing stores rose 2% to $23.05 more »

  • Which Chair to Choose in a Resurgent Housing

    By Arturo Cuevas - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: HOFT, LZB, STLY

    The housing sector has such an outsized impact on the U.S. economy that the sustained growth in homebuilding, which started to be felt last year, are creating positive ripple effects downstream, such as the recent gains achieved in the furniture industry.

    Advanced figures from the U.S. Census Bureau released this April 12 showed that unadjusted sales during the 2013 first quarter in furniture and home furnishing stores rose more »

  • Senator Investment Group Now Owns 8% of This Mattress Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: LZB, MFRM, ZZ, SCSS, TPX

    A 13G filed with the SEC has reported that Senator Investment Group, an event driven hedge fund managed by Doug Silverman, owns over 5 million shares of Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPX). The most recent 13F filing shows that the fund had not owned any shares of Tempur-Pedic at the beginning of 2013. We at Insider Monkey use 13F filings in order to develop investment strategies (for example, we have found that more »

  • Recline and Define Your Interest in These Companies

    By Michael Ugulini - February 14, 2013 | Tickers: ETH, LZB, LEG

    Sometimes it's nice to sit back and enjoy your favorite libation while researching companies in a relaxed manner. Rash investment decisions can cause a nervous rash, and blemishes on any disposable income you have in your cash account. With that in mind, recline and define your interest in these companies.

    La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE: LZB) is one of the world's leading residential furniture producers with three reportable operating segments more »

  • Four Stocks to Monitor the Final Two Days of this Week

    By Brian Nichols - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: ARO, GES, BLOX, LZB

    If a stock is a reflection of a company’s fundamental progress, then earnings are the most important catalyst for a stock. A solid earnings report can set the trend of a stock for the following three months, as can a bad earnings report. In this article I am looking at four companies that announced earnings on Wednesday, in afterhours, that should be monitored for the remainder of this week more »

  • Tempur-Pedic Wakes Up Hung Over

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 25, 2012 | Tickers: LZB, MFRM, ZZ, SCSS, TPX

    Editor's Note: Tempur-Pedic released its Q3 results on Oct. 23. It reported EPS of $0.70, GAAP EPS of $(0.03), and further lowered 2012 EPS guidance to $2.55.

    Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPX) is down about 20% today after the company reduced its guidance for 2012 earnings per share from $2.80- which had been essentially in line with analyst consensus- to $2.55. Given that the company reported more »

  • Can You Sit Back and Relax If You Hold These Stocks?

    By Jonathan Lim - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: ETH, LZB, ZZ, SCSS, TPX

    You'd think companies that make products we spend large amounts of time using would prove to be great investments over time. In many cases, you'd be right—but not always. The wide range in the performance of these companies' stocks suggests that the oft-repeated investment maxim about buying what you love might not work as well as it sounds. Let's compare La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) and Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPXmore »)

  • Premium Furniture Heats Up

    By Mary Posey - July 18, 2012 | Tickers: ETH, FBNI, LZB

    Though the numbers show that American consumers are spending less on furniture than they have previously, that does not go to say that all furniture companies are losing ground.  Similar to general retail and automotive, the high-end and luxury brands are still proving to be desired products.

    Interior design retailer Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE: ETH) was recently upgraded to "buy" status by Raymond James.  The company’s core competencies include more »

  • Do Home Furnishing Stocks Provide Signs of Real Estate Stabilization

    By Edgar Ambart - February 2, 2012 | Tickers: ETH, HOFT, LZB

    In my “Will Housing Recover in 2012” article, I spoke about the possibility of home price stabilization this year.  Normally strong housing markets are correlated with positive quarters in furniture businesses.  Granted, real estate is a local market and some local furniture stores benefit more than others.  In comparing charts for the following three home furnishing companies, one can presume that real estate activity has accelerated in the past year more »