Lowes, Home Depot and Scotts Miracle-Gro

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – June 26, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Lowes Companies, Inc. LOW, The Home Depot Inc. HD and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. SMG.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Coronavirus Feeds Home Improvement Trends: 3 Stocks to Count On

The COVID-19-induced shelter-at-home orders fueled the need for home improvement by housebound Americans, thereby driving demand for the said industry.

The

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Coronavirus Feeds Home Improvement Trend, Stocks to Count on

The COVID-19-induced shelter-at-home orders fuelled the need for home improvement by housebound Americans, thereby driving demand for the said industry.

The home improvement space includes Décor and indoor garden, Painting and wallpaper, Tools and hardware, Building materials, Lighting et al.  Apart from essentials, retailers in this industry are witnessing solid demand for gardening and other in-house activity-related products.

Although states are reopening and people are reporting back to work, the emergence of new cases triggers the fear of a second wave, only to remind us that the deadly virus is not going to subside anytime soon. Rather, the pandemic threat

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Home Depot Integrated Strategy Aids Growth, Stock Up 14% YTD

The Home Depot Inc. HD has been resilient amid the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to continued store operations as well as its ability to deliver interconnected shopping experience by blending its physical and digital platforms. The company’s flexible interconnected infrastructure helped it quickly adapt to the changing customer preferences amid the coronavirus pandemic in late March. Consequently, it delivered top-line growth of 7.1% in first-quarter fiscal 2020, with overall comps increasing 6.4% and comps in the United States up 7.5%.

The first-quarter sales performance was divided into three phases. In phase one (the first seven weeks of the quarter), the company

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