Wal-Mart looks for bigger piece of home improvement business

Black Friday is back at Wal-Mart (WMT +1.9%) which aims to take a piece of the home improvement business from Home Depot (HD +0.7%) and Lowe's (LOW +0.1%) with today's slashing of prices and expanded offerings in its outdoor living and garden segments.

In other news, the AP reports Wal-Mart's rolling out of an online tool allowing shoppers to compare its prices on 80K items with competitors.

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  • MintyFresh32
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    I doubt Wal-Mart will be able to do serious harm to the business of either Home Depot or Lowe's, but adding home improvement could help its own bottom line. WMT is a dividend growth machine, as discussed here: http://bit.ly/1fOFRS5
    22 Mar 2014, 09:07 AM Reply Like
  • tiggy3805
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    Walmart used to have a decent hardware section but since they went super it kind of sucks, I used to be able to go in and get paint and things but now they just don't have a very good selection of items.
    24 Mar 2014, 03:29 PM Reply Like
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