Home Depot Quarterly Sales Rise 5.7 Pct – Yahoo Finance

Home Depot Earnings: Spring’s Thaw Builds a New Foundation for Growth – NASDAQ.com

Home Depot’s net income rose to $2.05 billion, or $1.52 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 3 from $1.79 billion, or $1.24 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $23.81 billion from $22.52 billion. Comparable store sales increased 5.8 percent, while U.S. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/home-depot-quarterly-sales-rise-100848239.html

US STOCKS-Futures higher after Home Depot results, data on tap – Yahoo Finance

* Investors will eye housing starts and the consumer price index data for July scheduled for release at 8:30 a.m. (1230 GMT). Housing starts are expected to show an increase to a seasonally adjusted annual 969,000 unit-pace versus the 893,000 pace in June. CPI is expected to show a 0.1 percent increase versus the 0.3 percent rise in the prior month. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-stocks-futures-higher-home-115150816.html

Will the stock keep soaring? After the earnings announcement, Home Depot shares climbed to their highest level ever, capping a strong advance since winter’s discouraging quarterly report. Yet what’s most important for long-term investors is that Home Depot’s corporate strategy appears to be working, and that could bring much larger gains over the long run to those who are patient enough to stick with the home-improvement retailer’s stock. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/home-depot-earnings-springs-thaw-builds-a-new-foundation-for-growth-cm381649

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