Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (LL), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), The Home Depot, Inc. (HD): Which of These 3 Home Improvement Companies Is the Most Secure?

Success depends on housing

The housing recovery is likely to last many years into the future, but it should be noted how much these companies depend on the health of the sector. Investing in these companies is banking on the housing market, and that has been a tricky sector over the last several years and is largely the cause of the recession.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) looks to be the best of these three firms due to the company’s ability to decrease expenses, so it isn’t completely at the mercy of the housing sector. I’d consider adding that company to my portfolio, while giving The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) a “hold,” and Lowe’s a “sell.”

Phillip Woolgar has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Lumber Liquidators. The Motley Fool owns shares of Lumber Liquidators.

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