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August 31, 2011 08:00 ET

Research on Lowe's Companies Inc. and The Home Depot Inc. - Despite Weak Housing and Consumers, Home Improvements Stores Making Some Gains

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Some companies in the Home Improvement Stores sector have been making some gains lately despite several key headwinds. Consumer confidence is currently at a very low level due to high levels of unemployment and the rising cost of things like fuel and food. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Home Improvement Stores industry.

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Housing starts are still coming in low, pressuring the volume of big-ticket items companies in the sector like Lowe's Companies Inc. sell into them. With companies such as The Home Depot Inc. not expecting much improvement in the housing market during the second half of 2011, investors might expect for some currently weak performances. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Lowe's Companies Inc. and The Home Depot Inc. at www.stockcall.com/LOW310811.pdf or www.stockcall.com/HD310811.pdf.

This has not entirely been the case though. Companies are working to change up some of their strategies in order to operate in the new environment. Home Depot, for example, has been increasing its focus on less expensive products to maintain store-traffic, helping it to grow its second quarter net income to $1.36 billion from $1.19 billion in the prior year. The sector is trimming costs and could be in for strong earnings should the economy move in a positive direction. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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