Lumber Liquidators

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Tile Shop: A Stylish Growth Story

    By Nick Pugleasa - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: TILE, LL, TEX, TTS

    A checklist for a strong emerging growth stock could look similar to this:

    • Solid and invested management team
    • Disrupting an industry
    • Sustainable advantage
    • Clear vision for continued growth

    One stock that meets this criteria is Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ: TTS). It offers investors a great opportunity to participate in a growth story that is exhibiting key elements of future success.

    Building the foundation

    At the core of this growth story more »

  • Three Stocks to Buy on Evolving Business Models

    By Zain Abbas - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, LL, ORLY

    Last week's earnings results were fun to watch, as three of the names blew away expectations, and each redefined their upside potential. What was most intriguing was that two of the three names, O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL), trade at relatively high multiples, implying that the market accepts that they are no slouches. The third name, GNC (NYSE: GNC), which actually provided the biggest 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 »

  • Which Stock Is Best in the Home Improvement Space?

    By Brian Nichols - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: LL, RH

    Here’s a recent trend worth noting: Shares of Restoration Hardware (NYSE: RH) have fallen 9% in the last month, while Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) has risen 18.5%. Both stocks have seen one-year gains of 120%, but why have the two stocks separated as of late, and is this trend indicative of what may come next?

    An Earnings Catalyst

    While Lumber Liquidators’ one-month gains are large, more than 6 more »

  • A Caveat for Investors: The Housing Market

    By Michael Ugulini - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: BECN, LOW, LL

    Again, another report is out that has deflated the balloons of those who think the U.S.economy is on some sort of robust upswing. There exists the weekly optimistic hullabaloo touting growth and the better numbers that are sure to come in a host of sectors. The reality is a "reality check" for those unwilling to face what's really going on in the economy.

    June's housing starts more »

  • 4 Growing Companies for Your Watch List

    By William Bias - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CMG, LL, WFM

    Companies that grow their top and bottom lines can vastly reward you. They typically sport high valuations; however, as long as the company keeps growing its profits at a high rate then share prices typically follow. Be warned these companies can correct in a major way during a market downturn, in which case you can take advantage of the cheaper share prices. Fast growing companies typically capitalize on underlying business more »

  • Several Reasons to Be Bullish on Lumber Liquidators!

    By Ashit Gulati - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    The housing sector is on a recovery path in the U.S. with all the major lead indicators exhibiting growth. The median home sales price have increased 33% since July 2010, and housing inventory is at an all time low. In addition, the labor market data is also upbeat and the consumer confidence index is at a five-year high.

    Such data points are particularly good for sectors that rely on more »

  • Be Careful With This Housing Recovery Play

    By Nathaniel Matherson - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ETH, HDS, LL

    Note: This article has been amended to correct HD Supply's name. Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    As of late, the broad market has pulled back substantially as fears of tightening monetary policy in combination with slowing China growth have become increasingly real. If you look at the list of the recent worst performers, many names with exposure to the housing industry and China have underperformed accordingly. Last weekend more »

  • Home Improvement Investors Pin Hopes on Housing Recovery

    By Kyle Colona - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL, RON

    The housing market recovery is good news for investors in the home improvement sector.

    As has previously been reported the housing market is in the early stages of a recovery. And this is good news for home improvement retailers Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW).

    Ripe conditions for new construction

    The key for housing starts, as investors know, is inventory. And the number of homes for sale more »

  • Your Next Big Winner in Home Improvement

    By James Kirtley - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: TILE, LL, TTS

    I bought my initial position in Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ: TTS) in February of this year.  Tile Shop is a retailer of flooring tile and accessories, selling to both contractors and home owners.  It boasts large, beautifully laid-out stores (stores average 23,000 square feet), and couples compelling products with in-store education for do-it-yourself types.  It was a recommendation by the one of my favorite Motley Fool newsletters, Hidden Gems more »

  • Should You Invest in This Home Improvement Leader?

    By William Bias - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL | Editor's Choice

    As an investor, you will want to invest in companies that can provide the greatest return while preserving a margin of safety against competitors who threaten the bottom line of your business. Home improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE: HD) commands a leadership presence in the sector and leaves competitors in the dust. Looking at the company from the perspective of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats will show you why this more »

  • Three Stocks I’m Buying on Upgrades

    By Brian Nichols - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DLTR, LL, MU

    Analysts were hard at work on Monday – upgrading countless stocks – but these are the ones that I find most attractive. These three upgrades are well reasoned, and are stocks that I believe have a significant amount of upside potential.

    Don’t fight the trend!

    In 2011/2012, I hated Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) – but after seeing a 100% rise in DRAM prices and boosts in NAND – I am very optimistic more »

  • Growth and Income Investors Should Feel Right at Home

    By Chad Henage - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL, WMT

    If you’re an investor looking for a stock that can offer you both growth and income, one name you should immediately add to your Watchlist is Home Depot (NYSE: HD). To say that Home Depot has regained its former glory would be an understatement as just a few years ago many wondered if the company was still a growth story. In the last several quarters not only has Home more »

  • 4 Ways To Improve This Company

    By Chad Henage - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL, WMT

    When a company seems to struggle against its competition, it’s simple to bash the stock and move on. However, many companies are just a step or two away from being much better investments, and things can change quickly. Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) has been under-performing Home Depot (NYSE: HD) for a few quarters, and many investors seem to believe that this trend will continue. If Lowe’s management is more »

  • Are Housing Stocks Overpriced?

    By Ted Cooper - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    The market tends to underprice securities that are in a cyclical downturn and overprice securities that are in the midst of a cyclical upturn. Determining whether or not a security is severely underpriced or severely overpriced is not a difficult task, but making a determination about the investment merits of a security that is not priced at one of those extremes can be a difficult task.

    Unfortunately, it is at more »

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