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Buy Zillow Stock, Analysts Say, Because the Home-Flipping Market Might Be Undervalued

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Jefferies analyst Brent Thill advised investors to be “opportunistic on a pullback in the shares” of Zillow.


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Zillow

shares hit a record high Thursday morning as a trio of analysts lifted their price targets for the online real-estate firm, amid a booming housing market in many parts of the country. In particular, they are bullish on the company’s increasing focus on buying, repairing and reselling houses—the so-called iBuyer market.

That market has attracted new attention after Zillow rival Opendoor announced plans to go public via a reverse merger into a SPAC, or special purpose acquisition company. The terms of the deal have spurred analysts and investors to reassess their views on Zillow’s growing role in that market—and they see an expanding business that might be undervalued.

Truist analyst Naved Khan repeated his Buy rating on Zillow shares (ticker: Z), upping his price target on the stock

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Should You Sell Your Home and Buy Another?

Putting money in your pocket only makes sense if you’re going to be able to hold on to those funds.

2020 is one for the record books. The unemployment rate hit record highs, while interest rates hit record lows. The stock market rose to record highs, while the hospitality industry struggled through record-low demand.

You might expect that the uncertainty and recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic would have spurred the worst year ever for the housing market. However, the combination of limited numbers of homes for sale and low mortgage rates have pushed home prices up. According to Redfin, the median four-week home sales price on Sept. 13 was up 13% from 2019. If home prices in your area have surged, you may be tempted to cash in. Before you call a realtor, make sure selling is the right thing to do.

When selling makes sense

It starts like

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Top Sex Toys for Men to Buy Today

With self-care reigning high during the lockdown, the conversation around sex toys for women has become more ‘normal’ than ever. Sex toys for men though, still remains a bit of a taboo, even though men shop for the majority of sex toys online! Fret not, as we uncover some of the best sex toys for men that are available in Singapore. 

A gift for that special someone (both for solo and couples play) or just a sex toy for yourself while you socially-distance at home, these are some of the best sex toys for men to buy.

Top Sex Toys for Men to Buy Today

Male Masturbators and Vibrators

Are you looking for the best male sex toy? Max 2 by Lovense is perhaps the most realistic male masturbator in the market and awesome for solo or couple’s play. Max by popular sex toy brand Lovense is a lifelike

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A CFP lays out 5 steps to take today to buy your first home

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.

If you’re thinking about buying a home, there’s a lot to consider. The process of buying a home really starts well before you even start shopping for a house — there’s likely a lot of saving and preparation to do before you reach that point.

But, the sooner you start the process, the sooner you can buy.

Financial planner Riley Poppy of Ignite Financial Planning in Seattle, Washington says there are five steps to take now for anyone who’s considering buying a home. 

Consider the non-financial side of owning a home — is it something you’re ready for?

Buying a house is a big commitment — it’s so much more

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3 expenses people don’t consider when they buy a second home

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As with any home, the costs of a second home don’t stop at the mortgage.

There are a lot of costs associated with owning a second home, and you’re responsible for anything that comes up. You’ve probably considered the costs of property taxes and HOA fees for your second home, and factored those things into your budget when deciding how much you can afford to spend on a second home.

But, there are some expenses you may not have thought of that will apply to your second home. Here are three expenses you should consider before making the leap to a second home. 

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Lowe’s To Install ‘Buy Online Pickup In Store’ Lockers At All U.S. Stores

(RTTNews) – Home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. plans to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores aiming to improve contactless delivery for online buyers amid worsening Covid-19 spread.

The “Buy Online Pickup in Store” self-service lockers at its more than 1,700 stores will be available by the end of March 2021. In most major metro markets, the additional online pickup option will be installed by Thanksgiving.

Lowe’s is teaming with Parcel Pending by Quadient, a provider of package management solutions, for the retail locker solution.

The electronic technology in the lockers generates a scannable barcode when an order is ready for pickup. Customers can quickly collect their online orders from self-service lockers near the front of stores in locations.

This will eliminate checkout time, allow direct access to pick up orders, and help customers get in and out of the store faster during the busy holiday season.

Lowe’s expects

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Why Albertsons Is a Buy: More Meals at Home and the Stock Is Cheap

With Americans eating more meals at home, supermarkets are among the few traditional retailers to thrive, and

Albertsons

Cos., the nation’s fourth-largest grocer, is no exception.

Since the pandemic began in March, the owner of the Safeway and Acme supermarket chains has had sales growth of more than 20% and ample profits. Its stock is a different matter. The company went public in late June at $16 a share, and the stock has since fallen to around $13.

Now is the time to bag these marked-down shares. Albertsons (ticker: ACI) trades at a discount to virtually every company in the grocery business, including dollar stores like

Dollar General

(DG) and the largest food vendor,

Walmart

(WMT).

Albertsons also has an improving outlook and a dynamic CEO in Vivek Sankaran, who joined in 2019 from

PepsiCo

(PEP), where he headed the North American food business.

“We’re undervalued relative to our cash

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Target, Walmart, Best Buy, At Home Group and Domino’s Pizza

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 17, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Target Corporation TGT, Walmart Inc. WMT, Best Buy Co., Inc. BBY, At Home Group Inc. HOME and Domino’s Pizza, Inc. DPZ.

Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Too Early? Add These 5 Retailers to Your Holiday Shopping List

Amid heightened fears of the ongoing pandemic and resultant social distancing, retailers are gearing up for an unprecedented holiday season. To beat the COVID-19 blues, they are looking for an early start to the festive season with an extended promotional period to avoid rush at stores, given the health concerns. Evidently, retailers need to address any logistical or inventory issues and roll out strategies

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Should You Rent or Buy Tools for Your Renovation?

Do you find your renovation projects are outgrowing your toolbox? Home Depot (NYSE: HD) has come to the rescue of many a DIYer in need of tools for short-term use. Now Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) has also begun to offer tool and equipment rentals.

Before you fork over the cash to buy tools you might not use on a regular basis, consider if tool rental is right for you.

Buying vs. renting tools

Of course, if you’re using a large, expensive tool for a one-time job, it will likely be better to rent. On the flip side, if you plan to use a tool often, it might make sense to invest in one.

When determining whether a tool is better as a purchase or rental, ToolEvaluator.com suggests the following:

  • First, determine the rental cost per hour for the tool. Figure out how much time you’ll need to use it, including how
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These 2 home improvement stocks are up 30% this year. They’re still a buy

By the look of it, Americans have been rolling up their sleeves during quarantine and tackling those home-improvement projects. And investors seem equally eager to build a foundation for big gains on the resurgence of DIY.

With people spending a lot more time indoors, it’s no surprise home-improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s have seen a huge boost to sales—and their stocks—in the past several months.

On Tuesday, Home Depot posted impressive second-quarter earnings, with profits soaring 24.5% year over year to $4.3 billion, while sales came in at $38.1 billion. And Bank of America analysts believe it “will not be the last of [Home Depot]’s strong run,” they wrote Wednesday. Lowe’s, meanwhile, posted a 30% surge in revenue for the quarter on Wednesday, with profits jumping a massive 68.7% from the year-earlier quarter, to $2.8 billion.

“Home is definitely the one place people are spending money on,” Edward Jones’s

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