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A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Lowe's, Home Depot, Lumber Liquidators, Sherwin-Williams and Tractor Supply

A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Lowe's, Home Depot, Lumber
               Liquidators, Sherwin-Williams and Tractor Supply

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Lowe's
Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD), 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.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Research Report

Lowe's Mexico welcomes a new President/General Director in the person of Jose
Luis Pier Castello. Effective March 15, 2013, Mr. Castello shall replace
Francisco Fernandez and will report to William D. (Doug) Robinson, Head -
International Operations and Development. "José Luis has more than 19 years of
experience in both store operations and retail strategy with multi-national
companies. His demonstrated leadership and retail expertise make him an
outstanding fit for the Lowe's Mexico operation as it continues to grow to
best serve the needs of Mexican consumers," said Robinson." Prior to joining
Lowe's, Mr. Castello has served in leadership roles with retailers such as
4-Eleven Mexico where he was CEO, Wal-Mart Mexico and supermarket chain
Supermercados Internacionales H.E.B. Lowe's Mexico has five stores located in
Monterrey, Saltillo, Hermosillo and Culiacan. 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.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/bccb_LOW]

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The Home Depot, Inc. Research Report

World's largest home improvement retailer- Home Depot - posted sales of $18.2
billion for the Q4 of fiscal 2012. This marks a 13.9% increase from the same
quarter of the previous year. Net earnings were up at $1 billion. For the full
2012 fiscal year, Home Depot's sales increased by 6.2% from fiscal 2011,
reaching $74.8 billion. "We ended the year with a strong performance as our
business benefited from a continued recovery in the housing market coupled
with sales related to repairs in the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy," said
Frank Blake, chairman & CEO. The company also declared a 34% increase in its
quarterly dividend in line with its targeted payout of 50%.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.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1771_HD]

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Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. Research Report

It was a strong Q4 and full year fiscal 2012 for Lumber Liquidators. A 9.1%
increase in customer invoice, and a 3.9% increase in average sales added to a
13.2% increase in comparable store sales for the quarter. The opening of 25
stores also helped as net sales posted $36.2 million or 20.8% increase to
$210.7 million. Robert M. Lynch, President and Chief Executive Officer,
commented, "Our team continued to execute on our key strategic initiatives to
enhance the value proposition to our customer. In doing so, we delivered a
record quarter, in total net sales, gross and operating margin, net income and
free cash flow. We were particularly pleased with the increases in both
traffic and ticket as the broadening of our advertising and branding message
resonated with a larger population of flooring customers. Our team's focus on
continuous improvement helped drive our performance, and with these
outstanding fourth quarter and full year results, we have a strong foundation
upon which we can generate sustainable additional growth as we enter 2013."
Full year net sales increased 19.3% to $813.3 million. 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.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/82cf_LL]

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Sherwin-Williams Company Research Report

In recognition for its demonstrated leadership in ethical business practices,
Sherwin-Williams has been named as one of Ethisphere's Most Ethical Companies
for 2013. Sean Hennessy, Senior Vice-President and CFO of The Sherwin-Williams
Company said, "We are pleased that Ethisphere has recognized the daily
commitment our 34,154 associates have towards ethical business practices. This
recognition reaffirms our Culture of Excellence and Guiding Values: Integrity,
People, Service, Quality, Performance, Innovation and Growth." The Full
Research Report on Sherwin-Williams Company - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2474_SHW]

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Tractor Supply Company Research Report

Solid numbers were gained by Tractor Supply Company with increases in sales
for the fourth quarter of 2012. The company also marked increase in earnings
per share for both Q4 and full year earnings. The company's Q4 sales reached
$1.29 billion, marking a 3.7% increase with same-store sales marking an
increase of 4.7%. The same-store sales increase was driven primarily by
continued strong results in key consumable, usable and edible (C.U.E.)
products, principally animal- and pet-related merchandise. Greg Sandfort,
President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our fourth quarter performance
demonstrates the underlying strength we have built in our business, while we
continue to drive improved profitability through our strategic initiatives.
Our core C.U.E. categories again posted solid increases above last year in
both sales and units, and our ability to plan, prepare, execute and react
quickly to the trends we are seeing in our business allowed us to deliver our
19th consecutive quarter of year-over-year transaction count increases. Our
team executed exceptionally well, delivering a strong same-store sales gain of
4.7% on top of last year's strong 7.6% comp increase, managing through less
than ideal weather conditions for sales of cold weather products and despite
less benefit from inflation than last year. We are also delighted with our
ability to once again generate double-digit EPS growth during the fourth
quarter on top of a strong double-digit increase last year .Net sales for the
full 2012 increased by 10.2% to $4.66 billion, with net income at $276.5
million. 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.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3b5a_TSCO]

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