Lowe’s will report fourth-quarter results on Monday and Home Depot on Tuesday.
Home Depot was the biggest gainer Friday, rising nearly 2 percent to close at $65.58, up $1.20 on the New York Stock Exchange. Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s closed at $37.67, unchanged after reaching an intraday high of $38.12. Both stocks are trading a few dollars shy of their 52-week highs.
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