|Bid||0.00 x 1200|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||197.89 - 199.22|
|52 Week Range||144.25 - 207.61|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.83|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.12 (2.12%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
As earning season gets underway several blue chip Dow Jones stocks are nearing buy points after building bullish bases. Apple, Boeing, American Express, Exxon Mobil and Home Depot could make strong gains in the coming weeks.
Amazon is quickly leaving behind every other retailer hoping for a future in e-commerce. New research out Friday from eMarketer, a research firm specializing in data in the digital marketplace, shows Amazon with a staggering — and likely insurmountable — lead over every other major retailer trying to compete online. The research predicts Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will capture a whopping 49.1 percent of all e-commerce sales in 2018. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is in third place with just 3.9 percent, followed by Walmart (NYSE: WMT) at 3.7 percent. The bottom six retailers in the top 10 in online sales — Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), QVC Group, Macy’s (NYSE: M), Costco (NASDAQ: COST) and Wayfair (NYSE: W) — all are predicted to capture between 1.1 and 1.5 percent of total online sales this year.
Lowe's (LOW) has long trailed main rival Home Depot (HD), but the stock, up 7.7% year to date, has been the better performer in 2018, amid management changes and upbeat earnings. The home-improvement chain can build on that progress, says Oppenheimer's Brian Nagel. Nagel rates both Lowe's and Home Depot at Outperform, but says Lowe's is his "top pick," and raised his price target on it to $140 from $115 on Friday, adding that the "stars are aligning" for the company.
Talk that tariffs on imports from China may hurt consumers isn't translating into the stock prices of retailers, such as Costco, Home Depot and Best Buy, according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts ...
U.S. retail sales started the year on a softer note, but the latest reading from the Commerce Department in mid-June showed a stronger turnaround in consumer spending. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent in May and were up 0.9 percent excluding auto sales. Consumers still appear to be confident about their current economic situation and have been optimistic overall.
The New York Stock Exchange is stirring tension between some of its big listed companies and their largest investors over regulators’ efforts to study the controversial practice of assigning fees and rebates to stock trades. The SEC, through a proposal known as the Transaction Fee Pilot, is seeking to assess how much those fees and rebates affect trading costs, and how they influence which exchanges investors choose to trade their shares, and at what prices. Both the NYSE and Nasdaq Inc. oppose the regulatory proposal, saying it is flawed and doesn’t accurately assess costs.
Americans could soon find themselves paying more for goods they might not have known were imported from China. It's a potential consequence of a new round of tariffs the Trump administration is proposing to slap on Chinese imports as soon as September. Before now, the administration had deliberately avoided imposing tariffs on consumer goods in order to spare U.S. shoppers from direct economic pain.
The price of stock in Primo Water Corp. (NASDAQ: PRMW) has soared in the rising home water market – from under $11 per share Nov. 1 to as high as $19.23 June 26. CEO Matt Sheehan credits much of the surge to a Black Friday sale promotion. In its first major promotional price campaign, Primo Water cut the price of its standard 5-gallon dispenser from $99 to $74 -- but only at Walmart (NYSE: WMT) stores.
Home Depot (HD) stock rose 2.9% in the first half of 2018 and has risen 3.5% year-to-date. In the first quarter, the company’s SSSG (same-store sales growth) was lower than analysts’ expectation, dragging down its stock price.
Fears of the US-China trade war escalating and Amazon’s (AMZN) expansion hit home improvement and furnishing companies hard in the first half of 2018. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB), which invests ~24% of its holdings in home improvement and furnishing companies, fell ~10.6% in H1 2018, while the S&P 500 (SPX) returned 1.7%.
The U.S. consumer generally remains on very solid footing. Here are several top suggestions from Credit Suisse based on consumer strength.
Lowe's Cos Inc said on Monday it would eliminate four senior positions including chief operating officer, as new Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison shakes up the top deck at the home improvement chain. The company said it would scrap chief customer officer, corporate administration executive and chief development officer positions. "We have taken a fresh look at our organizational structure and are realigning our leadership team," Ellison, who took charge as CEO last week, said in a statement.
It’s hard not to buy stocks when they pullback following strong quarterly results. That’s exactly the case we have here with Home Depot (NYSE:HD). Fortunately for us, Home Depot stock also fits the “common sense” investment thesis.
Nine months after its huge loss of consumer data, Equifax (NYSE:EFX) stock has recovered most of its loss and people have moved on. Since then, Equifax has given compensation to some of the most persistent victims while fighting others in court.
The Nielsen Corp., which tracks TV viewing and other consumer behavior, knows the value of a buck. When Nielsen sends out survey mailers, tucked inside each envelope is a crisp dollar bill. Nielsen wants your feedback, and it learned years ago that you’re more likely to respond when compensated, even with a token sum.
Home Depot is the IBD Stock of the Day. Earnings growth has accelerated for three straight quarters. Home Depot is working on a new buy point.
With the market headed into a period of volatility, it's important investors stick with financially sound companies.
The stock prices of the companies tend to rise when analysts raise their price targets, and vice versa. Of the four major home improvement companies, Lowe’s has been the most favored stock among Wall Street analysts.
Valuation multiples help investors to compare companies with similar business models. Forward PE is determined by dividing a company’s stock price by analysts’ earnings estimates for it over the next four quarters.
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