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September 15, 2010 09:04 ET

Research on Home Depot and Lowe's -- Stalemate for Home Improvement Stores

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the home improvement stores industry and has completed analytical research on The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe's Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

While retail figures rose slightly in August, sales in the home improvement stores sector remained unchanged from July. Compared to the same time last year, they are up around 5 percent but many feel that considering last year's rate was so depressed, this gain is relatively unimpressive. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the home improvement stores industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the home improvement stores industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on The Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Companies Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

With unemployment still high, and up again last month, consumer spending remains frugal. Given the economic uncertainty, people have been putting off purchasing big ticket items and taking on costly home improvement projects. Thus although customer traffic is high and small purchases have risen of late, the money making high cost items are not shifting. Stores are trying to tackle this issue by offering more do-it-yourself lessons for customers and having promotions on larger bathroom and kitchen items. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Many stores like The Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Companies Inc. are also focusing their efforts on providing energy efficiency solutions. Home Depot has made a great leap forward in the good direction with the introduction of the first affordable 40W equivalent LED. Energy efficient products not only appeal to the ecologically aware, of which there are more every day, but also to the thrifty looking to cut the costs of their energy bills in the coming months and years. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on The Home Depot Inc. and Lowe's Companies Inc. at or

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