2010 Financial report (fiscal year ended
Q. I am a customer and shareholder in
A. The results of the world's largest home-improvement specialty retailer are tied to consumers' willingness to buy for their homes and to the operating efficiency of the company.
The question for stock investors is whether both factors will be strong enough to provide robust returns going forward.
Despite a drop in sales in its first fiscal quarter ended
The company offers products and services for home construction, renovation, remodeling and maintenance. It operated 2,245 stores at the end of the first quarter, with almost 2,000 of those in the U.S. and the rest primarily in
The maturity of the U.S. market and price competition with Lowe's
Consensus analyst recommendation on
The economy and housing are showing positive signs of stability with consumer spending on small projects increasing, noted
Chairman and CEO
Earnings are expected to increase 14 percent in the fiscal year ending
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