Home Depot's Secret Ingredient

The following video is from Tuesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Andy Cross dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

In this installment of Investor Beat, our analysts discuss housing stocks. Home Depot was one of the Dow stocks lifting the index higher today. The retail giant reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profits, raised its dividend , and announced a plan to buy back as much as $17 billion worth of shares. Is it too late to buy shares? Does Home Depot have a sustainable advantage over rival Lowe's


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The relevant video segment can be found between 0:18 and 3:18.

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Andy Cross owns shares of Home Depot. Chris Hill and Jason Moser have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Home Depot and Lowe's. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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