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Housing Boom Sparks Home Improvement - Research Report on The Home Depot, Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc., Lumber Liquidators



  Housing Boom Sparks Home Improvement - Research Report on The Home Depot,
        Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc., Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc,
             Sherwin-Williams Company and Tractor Supply Company

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, February 21, 2013

NEW YORK, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, National Traders Association announced new research reports
highlighting The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), Lowe's Companies, Inc.
(NYSE:LOW), Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL), Sherwin-Williams
Company (NYSE:SHW) and Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO). Today's readers
may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets,
industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

The Home Depot, Inc. Research Report

Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in the US, is seen to
benefit greatly by the resurging housing market, as demand for retail sales in
home goods and furnishings are quickly growing as more Americans build new
homes amid increased consumer spending and an improving economy. The company
posted 5 percent growth in consolidated sales, 2 percent more customer
transactions, and 4 percent growth in comparable store sales, for stores open
longer than a year. Home Depot also announced that they will be hiring 80,000
seasonal workers this year, or 14 percent more than they hired last year, for
the key spring selling season where such companies expect a huge bump in sales
as people rebuild their houses after the cold winter. The Full Research Report
on The Home Depot, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/7871_HD]

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Lowe's Companies, Inc. Research Report

Lowe's, who also sells appliances aside from home improvement goods, is also
seen to benefit from the recent housing boom, as shown by the performance of
its stock price as of late. The company's stock surged by 45.53 percent over
the past year, powered by its huge earnings growth of 94.44 percent and net
income growth of 75.5 percent among other important driving factors. The
Street reiterated its "buy" rating, citing continual growth even after
experiencing a generous gain in the past year. Lowe's earnings per share is
expected to increase to $2.08 and $2.52 over the next two years, for an
average growth rate of 21 percent. In addition, the company is seen to
continue expanding in Canada and Mexico, even after its failed bid to acquire
Canadian home improvement retailer Rona in 2012. The Full Research Report on
Lowe's Companies, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/c91b_LOW]

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc Research Report

Also another beneficiary of the recent boom in the housing market is hardwood
flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators, which is expected to post sharp
increases in its upcoming Q4 results. Earnings are expected to spike 40
percent to 42 cents a share, while revenue is seen to rise 13 percent to
$197.82 million, as estimated by Thomson Reuters analysts. This comes after a
strong Q3, with earnings jumping 77 percent while revenue grew 19 percent.
Lumber Liquidators have been undergoing a number of efforts to keep moving
forward, such as improving sourcing and optimizing supply chain, which have
also been instrumental in the company's growth. The stock price has risen 237
percent since January 2012. The Full Research Report on Lumber Liquidators
Holdings Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/c47f_LL]

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Sherwin-Williams Company Research Report

Sherwin-Williams, a manufacturer, distributor and seller of paints, coatings,
and related products, saw its shares rise 1.85 percent this week and closed at
$166.70 in the continuing rally that came after its Q4 2012 results released
last month. In addition, its purchase of Mexican coatings manufacturer Comex
should add on to its earnings, as well as the overall boost in the US housing
market. Adjusted earnings came in at $1.17 per share while net sales grew 7.3
percent year over year to $2.22 billion, brought in part by an increase in
paint sales volume and selling price. The company announced a 28 percent hike
in its dividend to 50 cents per share from 39 cents, which will be paid to
investors on March 8, 2013. The Full Research Sherwin-Williams Company -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/7cc4_SHW]

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Tractor Supply Company Research Report

Tractor Supply, which carries a much wider range of products aside from home
improvement supplies, saw its shares jump 10 percent right after posting
better than expected numbers in its latest earnings report. Sales rose 3.7% to
$1.29 billion for the quarter, just meeting expectations, but earnings jumped
15.6% to $1.11 per share, which was well ahead of the $1.03 estimate. Zacks
says the results benefited mainly from strong top-line performance and
improved operating margin. Management expects continued growth of $5.07 to
$5.17 billion in revenue next year, and earnings of $4.32 to $4.40 per share,
due to its strong operations. UBS rates the company as a "buy" with a price
target of $117, believing Tractor Supply could double its market share. The
Full Research Report on Tractor Supply Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.nationaltradersassociation.org/r/full_research_report/52aa_TSCO]

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