Home Depot Says May Sales ‘robust’ On Post-winter Demand – Chicagotribune.com

People walk outside a Home Depot store in Washington

The company gets much of its business from building contractors, who are vulnerable to weather-related disruptions. Spring is also an important time for the company, as households prepare their gardens and get set for the barbecue season. Home Depot maintained its sales growth forecast of 4.8 percent for the year ending January, but analysts were skeptical. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-home-depot-results-20140520,0,5355667.story

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