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Stocks To Watch For August 20, 2014

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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Target (NYSE: TGT) to report its Q2 earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $17.38 billion. Target shares rose 0.59% to $59.60 in after-hours trading.

La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) reported weaker-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings. However, the company posted upbeat quarterly revenue. The company also increased share purchase authorization. La-Z-Boy shares dropped 4.05% to $22.28 in the after-hours trading session.

Lowe's Companies (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report its Q2 earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $16.55 billion. Lowe's shares gained 1.84% to $52.47 in after-hours trading.

Analysts are expecting Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) to have earned $0.89 per share on revenue of $27.01 billion in the third quarter. Hewlett-Packard shares climbed 0.48% to $35.65 in after-hours trading.

Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) withdrew its financial forecast for 2014 due to ongoing audit cost. Hertz shares dipped 11.72% to $27.86 in the after-hours trading session.

Analysts expect Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) to report its Q2 earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $5.16 billion. Staples shares declined 0.52% to $11.56 in after-hours trading.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) is estimated to report its Q2 earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $689.94 million. American Eagle shares surged 1.04% to $11.71 in the after-hours trading session.

PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) reported that it is exploring strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company. The company also reported upbeat earnings for the second quarter. PetSmart shares climbed 5.38% to $73.45 in the after-hours trading session.

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