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The Home Depot, Inc. Q2 Earnings Advance

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced a profit for its second quarter that climbed from last year.

The company's profit came in at $4.33 billion, or $4.02 per share. This compares with $3.48 billion, or $3.17 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.71 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 23.4% to $38.05 billion from $30.84 billion last year.

The Home Depot, Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $4.33 Bln. vs. $3.48 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $4.02 vs. $3.17 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.71
-Revenue (Q2): $38.05 Bln vs. $30.84 Bln last year.

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