Home improvement store operators

FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo workers stock the shelves at a Home Depot store in Passaic, N.J. Home Depot Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
February 26, 2019 - 2:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Strains in the nation's housing sector, coupled with nasty weather across the U.S., took their toll on Home Depot's sales in the last few months of 2018. And more disconcerting news about the state of the U.S. housing market could make for a challenging 2019 for the home-improvement...
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FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader James Lamb work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 26, 2019 - 2:01 pm
U.S. stock indexes veered lower in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors weighed conflicting reports on how the U.S. economy is doing and remarks by the head of the Federal Reserve. Health care companies and banks took some of the heaviest losses, outweighing gains in technology stocks. The...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo workers stock the shelves at a Home Depot store in Passaic, N.J. Home Depot Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
February 26, 2019 - 10:14 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Strains in the nation's housing sector emerged in the aisles of Home Depot in the last few months of 2018 and appear likely to carry over into this year. In the fourth quarter, Home Depot fell short on profit, revenue and same-stores sales as rising real estate prices cast a chill...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo workers stock the shelves at a Home Depot store in Passaic, N.J. Home Depot Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
February 26, 2019 - 7:16 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot fell short on profit, revenue and same-stores sales expectations in the fourth quarter with rising real estate prices casting a chill over U.S. home sales. Shares fell 3.3 percent Tuesday before the opening bell. Last week The National Association of Realtors reported that...
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FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo workers stock the shelves at a Home Depot store in Passaic, N.J. Home Depot Inc. reports financial results Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
February 26, 2019 - 6:39 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Home Depot's fourth-quarter profit is short of expectations with rising real estate prices cooling home sales. Shares fell 2.6 percent Tuesday before the opening bell. The home improvement retailer earned $2.34 billion, or $2.09 per share, far short of the per-share earnings of $2.22...
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nullFILE- In this Jan. 11, 2019, file photo, Specialist John O'Hara, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 15, 2019 - 11:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. are rising Tuesday as Netflix leads a rally in internet and technology companies after saying it will raise prices for its subscription plans in the U.S. Health care companies rose and banks fell as major companies including UnitedHealth and JPMorgan Chase...
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December 19, 2018 - 12:14 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a New York City man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in scamming more than $2.5 million from a national home improvement retailer. The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says 52-year-old Kenneth Cassidy, of Brooklyn, was also sentenced...
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In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, photo a display shows two large Lego toys on a slide near the toy section at a Target store in Bridgewater, N.J. Companies from Target to online mattress company Casper aren’t just counting on a stronger economy to pump up sales. Target’s CEO Brian Cornell estimated last month there’s up to $100 billion in market share for grabs, double what he foresaw just a year ago. So Target is accelerating its store remodels in areas where bankrupt retailers had stores. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 21, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us and Bon-Ton may be gone but they haven't been forgotten. Companies like Target and online mattress company Casper are creating playbooks to pick up market share that those and other defunct or dying retailers left behind. Casper, for instance, is teaming up with department...
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November 20, 2018 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lowe's Cos. reported disappointing numbers for a key sales measure in the third quarter and said it would exit its Mexico operations in its bid to compete better with home improvement leader Home Depot. The home improvement chain said Tuesday it would also exit its contracting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Jim Craig, David Burke and Chris Rayner load generators as people buy supplies at The Home Depot in Wilmington, N.C. Home Depot Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Nov. 13. (Ken Blevins/The Star-News via AP, File)
November 13, 2018 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot breezed past all expectations in the third quarter and raised its annual profit expectations again as Americans plow money into their homes, even amid hints that the housing market is cooling. Comparable-store sales, a key indicator of a retailer's health, rose 4.8...
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