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  • Nov. 19, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: BMTI +77%. INVE +12%. ALXA +9%. SINA +8%. JRCC +7%. PCS +7%. STSI +6%. LOW +6%. DDD +6%
    | Nov. 19, 2012, 9:10 AM
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 7:02 AM

    Shares of Lowe's (LOW) jump 2.1% higher after the home improvement giant posted a steady FQ3 report and improved its full-year guidance. Analysts see the home improvement giant's 26 basis point improvement in margins during the quarter as a highlight. An earnings conference call scheduled for 9:00 AM should see details on the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the outlook for the U.S. housing market discussed. (webcast)

    | Nov. 19, 2012, 7:02 AM
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 6:37 AM

    More on Lowe's (LOW +2.2%) FQ3: net profit jumps 76% to $396M, with last year's figure including charges of $368M. Revenues +1.9%, comparable store sales +1.8%. This FY is one week shorter than last FY, hurting the comparison. Guidance: FY sales flat at $50.2B vs consensus of $50.08B, EPS of $1.64 vs $1.66. Comparable store-sales +1%, to open around 10 stores. (PR)

    | Nov. 19, 2012, 6:37 AM
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 6:03 AM
    Lowe's (LOW): Q3 EPS of $0.35 in-line. Revenue of $12.1B beats by $100M. (PR)
    | Nov. 19, 2012, 6:03 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Monday’s open: DCIX, LOW, TSN
    | Nov. 19, 2012, 12:05 AM
  • Nov. 18, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Notable earnings before Monday’s open: DCIX, LOW, TSN
    | Nov. 18, 2012, 5:30 PM
  • Nov. 16, 2012, 4:56 PM
    Lowe's Companies Inc. (LOW) declares $0.16/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 2.00%. For shareholders of record Jan 23. Payable Feb. 6. Ex-div Jan 18. (PR)
    | Nov. 16, 2012, 4:56 PM
  • Nov. 12, 2012, 1:50 PM

    Is the market underestimating the boost in sales Lowe's (LOW +2.1%) and Home Depot (HD +0.3%) will see in Q4 as consumers opt to buy more durables instead of discretionary retail purchases with the sweeping impact of Hurricane Sandy changing some buying behavior? Though both stocks trade near 52-week highs, a number of analysts like the home improvement companies as a better play than the hyper-competitive smorgasbord of retails stocks trying to gain an edge over each other in the holiday season price-slashing wars.

    | Nov. 12, 2012, 1:50 PM
  • Nov. 9, 2012, 10:08 AM

    The CEO of Canadian home improvement giant Rona steps down in a move that could signal a shift in strategy at the company. The news is of interest to Lowe's (LOW -1.5%) after the retailer's C$1.8B bid for Rona was pulled in the face of fierce resistance from management and politicians.

    | Nov. 9, 2012, 10:08 AM
  • Nov. 2, 2012, 7:56 AM

    The recent mix of economic news and retail sales reports sets the table for a holiday retail season that will come in better than original forecasts, according to IHS Global Insight. What to watch: While Hurricane Sandy is only an "interruption" to retailers on a strong growth track and an "excuse" for underperformers, two potential drags on Q4 retail sales could be a fiscal cliff that doesn't get resolved or a national election that is in dispute.

    | Nov. 2, 2012, 7:56 AM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 1, 2012, 2:59 PM
    BofA's 14 stocks set to surge after Sandy: road and rail firms SWFT, KNX, JBHT, UNP and KSU on demand to transport raw materials; lumber stocks WY and LPX; YUM since restaurants "tend to open faster than consumers regain power"; energy firms VLO and HES unaffected by Sandy; NUE on steel demand; retailers HD and LOW; smart grid software maker ITRI.
    | Nov. 1, 2012, 2:59 PM | 1 Comment
  • Nov. 1, 2012, 10:26 AM
    Hurricane Sandy caused as much as $20B in insured losses and $50B in economic losses, says disaster-modeling firm Eqecat, more than doubling the estimate the company made 2 days ago.
    | Nov. 1, 2012, 10:26 AM | 5 Comments
  • Oct. 31, 2012, 10:04 AM
    Mall-based retailers and department stores are holding up relatively well in early trading after the effect of Hurricane Sandy was lined up as a major Q4 headwind. The trick now is to figure out which retail firms can recover lost sales. Two notables exceptions to the subdued trading pattern - J.C. Penney (JCP -4.8%) and Sears (SHLD -6.5%) - had a slightly higher percentage of stores in the path of Hurricane Sandy than the average in the sector.
    | Oct. 31, 2012, 10:04 AM | 12 Comments
  • Oct. 30, 2012, 10:02 AM

    Forecasts on the effect of Hurricane Sandy on retail sales still vary greatly, although the general consensus is that a short-term boost of emergency items will lift sales for select companies while the prolonged cleanup could dampen overall holiday sales. Analysts see the list of losers much longer than the list of winners as home repairs take up a great deal of discretionary spending. In a nutshell: Every retailer has a different Sandy-related thesis, with product and geographic mix essential to estimating Q4 numbers.

    | Oct. 30, 2012, 10:02 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 30, 2012, 3:42 AM
    Hurricane Sandy is still wreaking havoc over the Eastern Seaboard, but that's not stopped insurance experts from estimating how much it will cost. AIG (AIG) CEO Robert Benmosche says, "It will be Irene, plus or minus something," for his company, so a few hundred million. Disaster-research firm Kinetic Analysis and Eqecat estimate total economic damage of around $20B, including $5B-$10B of insured losses.
    | Oct. 30, 2012, 3:42 AM | 3 Comments
  • Oct. 29, 2012, 1:10 PM

    Lowe's (LOW) spokesman Steve Salazar says all 200 of its stores in the wide path of Hurricane Sandy remain open at the moment and the company already sent 400 truckloads of extra generators and water to meet demand in the region. The company is forecast to be one of the few net gainers in sales after factoring in pre-storm sales against the effect of store closings. (Previous: Sandy's effect on retail sales)

    | Oct. 29, 2012, 1:10 PM | 1 Comment
Company Description
Lowe's Companies Inc is a home improvement retailer, which serves home-owners, renters and Commercial Business Customers.