Were Expectations Too High for Lowe's?

In this video from Wednesday's edition of MarketFoolery, host Mark Reeth and Motley Fool analysts Matt Argersinger and Bryan White take a deep Foolish dive into retail stock earnings and what the holiday season ahead looks like for the retail sector.

Lowe's (NYSE: LOW  ) reported net earnings that were up 26% year over year, with same-store sales up 6.2%. The company also upped its guidance for the coming quarter. Despite all this, the strength of the housing market combined with Home Depot's (NYSE: HD  ) incredibly solid earnings report had analysts predicting higher for Lowe's, and the stock sold off a bit on the news. Did Lowe's truly underperform or were the expectations just too high? Our analysts take a look at Lowe's and the home-improvement retail business today.

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