by Robert Holman | The DefensiveAdvisor.com | August 25, 2020
Bullish … rating of 6 (0 - 4 is bearish, 5 is neutral, 6 - 10 is bullish). Still cautious.
I would like you to know the thinking behind my sale of Lowes.
Last week, I sold our position in Lowe’s for an 80%+ gain. Home Depot announced earnings on 8/18 before the market opened, the day before Lowes. Although HD’s earnings were very good, the market was unreceptive, and the stock sold off more than $3.24. So, wanting to not give back our LOW gain to the market, I sold LOW near the close on 8/18 thinking that the market would behave in a similar fashion when LOW announced earnings. LOW was up $0.37 when it announced earnings, and HD declined $2.14 more on the 19th. So, it looked like a great decision.
However, both stocks are continuing higher, so we have missed out on some gains. The good news is the 80%+ gain. More good news is that the market always presents new opportunities. We will move into another stock soon that will give us nice upside potential.
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