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“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton

US equity futures are trading down slightly ahead of the open after major indices finished yesterday solidly in the red.

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Home Depot (HD) finished down 4.27% yesterday following its Q2 earnings report.  As shown below, the move lower left the stock just a hair below its 50-day moving average.  For now, a double top looks to be in place for HD, so the technicals will not turn positive again until new highs are made.

Home improvement competitor Lowe’s (LOW) actually fell more than Home Depot (HD) in reaction to HD’s weakness yesterday.  LOW finished yesterday down 5.8%, pushing its share price below prior lows made in mid-June.

Investors who sold LOW yesterday on the weakness for HD are kicking themselves this morning, because LOW just reported its own earnings triple play by beating EPS estimates, beating sales estimates, and raising guidance.  Pre-market, LOW shares are trading up 4%.

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