3 Reasons to Sell Home Depot

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin gives investors three reasons to consider selling Home Depot today. In his opinion, the store's recent 5.9% pop in same-store sales was goosed by warmer weather and will actually cannibalize its sales from future quarters. A weak housing market and looming reinvestments in its supply chain and store appearance round out his list.

Home Depot, like many retailers, is also falling victim to a larger trend it can't reverse. You can read about "The Death of Wal-Mart: The Real Cash Kings Changing the Face of Retail" in our analysts' free report. In it you'll learn about how retail is changing as we know it, but more important, how you can profit from it. Read more here.

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