Tempur Sealy, Home Depot, Etsy, RH and Williams-Sonoma

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 6, 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: Tempur Sealy International, Inc. TPX, The Home Depot, Inc. HD, Etsy, Inc. ETSY, RH RH and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. WSM.

Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Home Improvement Spree Props E-Commerce Stocks: 5 Picks

The coronavirus outbreak has swelled the traffic to online shopping platforms with more people at home due to lockdowns. And the demand for home décor has also gone up significantly with people finding the time to refurbish interiors.

Surge in online shopping of home furnishing products has boosted e-commerce businesses, dealing a massive blow to brick-and-mortar retailers.

Online Delivery Caters to DIY Customers

The use of do-it-yourself (DIY) products

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Home Improvement Spree Props E-commerce Stocks: 5 Picks

The coronavirus outbreak has swelled the traffic to online shopping platforms with more people at home due to lockdowns. And the demand for home décor has also gone up significantly with people finding the time to refurbish interiors.

Surge in online shopping of home furnishing products has boosted e-commerce businesses, dealing a massive blow to brick-and-mortar retailers.

Online Delivery Caters to DIY Customers

The use of do-it-yourself (DIY) products in home improvement is lower when compared to work outsourced. With excess time in hand along with the availability of free pick-up and delivery options for online purchases, the demand for DIY home improvement products has grown. Per a Bank of America poll, more than 70% of 1.054 Americans said that they have decided to take up home improvement projects, with more planned for 2021.

Home improvement retailer The Home Depot, Inc. HD recently announced plans of opening three distribution centers

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Birx warns rural US; GOP Michigan lawmaker opposed to Whitmer’s restrictions has COVID; stimulus negotiations resume

Congressional leaders and White House officials are scheduled to meet Monday to continue negotiating a proposed $1 trillion stimulus package. After a productive meeting Saturday, Republicans and Democrats blamed one another for the deadlock and the expiration of a $600 weekly unemployment benefit.

The hits to retail keep coming: Lord & Taylor and, separately, Tailored Brands, the parent company of Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Banks, have filed for bankruptcy.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson became the second NFL coach to test positive for COVID-19. Pederson is “asymptomatic and doing well,” the team announced Sunday. More pro athletes opted out of the 2020 season over the weekend because of coronavirus concerns. 

And as many schools prepare to reopen this month, a student in Indiana tested positive on the first day back to school. 

Here are some significant developments:

📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has recorded almost 155,000 deaths and

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6 Ways to Finance Your Home Improvement Project

If you’ve been staring at the four walls of your home since March, you might feel an itch to finally finish your basement or update your bathroom tiles. As long as you’re at home, you might as well enjoy what you’re looking at, right?

According to a survey by online lender LightStream, 73% of homeowners are planning a home improvement project this year. Nearly two-thirds of homeowners planning renovations will use savings, the survey says. Those who don’t have savings or choose not to spend it will need to weigh their options for financing their renovation projects.

The best way to pay for your project depends on factors like your home equity, credit and goals for the project. Here are six types of home improvement loans and how each works.

1. Cash-out refinance

The economic effects of COVID-19 have driven mortgage rates down sharply, making cash-out refinance a popular recommendation

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