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.


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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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Home Depot Releases Over 200 New Decor Pieces to Help Round Out Your Interiors

Home decor options range from high-end custom made exclusives to quirky flea market finds, so it’s sometimes difficult to find a line of products that seems to fit a bit of everyone’s style — but Home Depot’s new home decor accents just might do the trick.

The recently launched product line includes over 200 storage and display options for virtually every surface in your home. Under the brand names Stylewell and the Home Decorators Collection, these artful decor pieces will match nearly any aesthetic they’re put in, including farmhouse, classic, bungalow, modern, art deco, and transitional design.


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