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 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

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Lowe’s sending $1 million worth of flowers to moms isolated because of the coronavirus

Lowe’s Home Improvement is sending $1 million worth of flowers to mom’s who can’t be with their family this Mother’s Day because of the novel coronavirus.

The Mooresville-based company is donating flower baskets to more than 500 long-term care and senior living facilities across more than 12 markets impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Charlotte, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Houston and Miami.

“We hope that these flower deliveries, made possible by our network of local nurseries will bring a spark of joy to the moms and grandmothers in senior housing who may feel alone this Mother’s Day,” said Marisa Thalberg, Lowe’s executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer.

Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville was one of the providers of the flowers.

“We will send nearly 25,000 flowers to more than 70 local facilities this week, including one to a local housing facility where an associate from our South End

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Are Lowe’s registers down? Outages and ‘technical issues’ reported at home improvement chain resolved

After technical issues were reported at some Lowe’s stores across the country, the home improvement asbestos removal Adelaide chain confirmed to USA TODAY that systems were operating normally Saturday evening.

The retailer acknowledged “unexpected and unforeseen technical issues” Saturday in a tweet when it responded to a shopper who said his store was “shut down because their bank can’t process all the transactions” and was accepting only cash.

In another tweet Saturday, Lowe’s apologized “for any inconvenience experienced while the systems were down.”

@Ja_Carey483 from Michigan tweeted to the retailer “you all need to get a better computer system, so the whole country doesn’t have to pay cash.”

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Another Twitter user

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