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*Profit $1.20/ share vs est. Aug 19- Lowe's Cos Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs and taxes, and the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain posted its slowest growth in same-store sales in five quarters. Demand was low also for exterior improvement items due to heavy rain in parts of the United States, analysts said.
Lowe's saw sales growth in large appliances as the housing industry regains strength.
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Aug 19- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales, helped by higher demand for items such as appliances and outdoor power equipment. Larger rival Home Depot Inc also reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales on Tuesday, helped by increased home remodeling...
Aug 19- Lowe's Cos Inc, the No.2 U.S. home improvement chain, reported a 4.5 percent rise in quarterly sales as demand rose for products such as appliances and outdoor power equipment. The company's net income rose to $1.13 billion, or $1.20 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $1.04 billion, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $17.35...
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Net sales $24.83 bln vs est. By Nandita Bose and Sruthi Ramakrishnan. Aug 18- An improving U.S. housing market helped Home Depot Inc beat quarterly sales forecasts on Tuesday, and the world's No. 1 home-improvement retailer lifted its full-year earnings and revenue forecasts.
A strong Q2 for Home Depot as the housing recovery continues.
Home Depot reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market.
Aug 18- Home Depot Inc, the world's No. 1 home improvement retailer, reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly same-store sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market. Demand for home improvement products was strong in the quarter due to growth in existing home sales, Wedbush Securities analyst Seth Basham wrote in a note ahead of the results.
Aug 18- Home Depot Inc, the world's No.1 home improvement chain by revenue, reported a 4.3 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by a recovery in the U.S. housing market. The company's net income rose to $2.23 billion, or $1.73 per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 2 from $2.05 billion, or $1.52 per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $24.83 billion from...
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