After looking at the two, I decided to add to my holdings in Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) instead of buying Lowes (LOW). Dick’s has a lower market cap, and is probably likely to grow faster than Lowes. They are even building a new Dick’s not far from where I work. In this area, Lowes competes with Home Depot, and Chase Pitkin’s, but Dick’s really does’t have any major competitors. Walmart, Target , etc have some sporting goods, but do not compare with Dick’s. There is another small sporting goods store in there area, called Durham’s or something like that, but I never go there.