Home Depot’s First-quarter Sales Rise 2.9 Percent | Reuters

People walk outside a Home Depot store in Washington February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world’s largest home improvement chain, reported a 2.9 percent rise in quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start. Home Depot’s net income rose to $1.38 billion, or $1.00 per share, in the first quarter ended May 4 from $1.23 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $19.69 billion from $19.12 billion. Comparable store sales increased 2.6 percent. (Reporting by Maria Ajit Thomas in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey) Tweet this
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Knowing the Basics Before Starting Home Improvement | KSMU

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Knowing the Basics Before Starting Home Improvement Article | | By Anna Thomas Before beginning home improvement projects, check for permits and correct insurance on contractors./Credit: Bill. Flickr From permits to insurance liabilities, there can be a lot of steps in starting home improvement projects. As the renovation season gets underway, KSMUs Anna Thomas has some tips for those planning to hire a contractor or do it themselves. Charlyce Ruth, CEO of Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, says this is a prime time for homeowners to start the work after a long winter. Theres a lot of foundation going in, a lot of new homes going up. When I talk to our members, theyre busy.
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Local Startup Launches The Connecticut Home Improvement Network – Town Square – Stratford, Ct Patch

The network, which can be found on Meetup.com , plans to host several events throughout the year in Connecticut starting in Fairfield County that feature contractors from a variety of home improvement specialties who will talk about their services to help homeowners make informed decisions and better understand the scope of specific home improvement projects. TotalHousehold.com , a Danbury startup, is a national website that provides homeowners with free information about contractors in their area. TotalHousehold has a database of more than 1.3 million contractors nationwide in dozens of categories. It also has an extensive online library of home improvement information. Designed to bring the website to life, each meetup event will provide an open forum and the kind of information sharing never before possiblein addition to interacting with each other, homeowners will be able to meet with other homeowners contemplating projects and contractors will have the opportunity to network with other contractors in their area as well. The Connecticut Home Improvement Network plans to host a variety of themed events that cover specific topics such as energy efficiency, landscaping, swimming pool installation, kitchen remodeling and more. Interested homeowners and contractors can go to http://www.meetup.com/CTHINetwork/ to join the Connecticut Home Improvement Network and be the first to get the details on events.
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Seattle Startup Throws Hardhat Into Home Improvement Arena | King5.com Seattle

“We’re much more about the actual act of getting a job done – what is it you’re trying to get done, how much money it will cost and then let’s help you find someone who’s the right person for the job.” Williams’s startup experience is another advantage for Pro.com; the Amazon alumnus is a former CEOof online news aggregator Digg. His new company has raised $3.5 million in seed money from top venture firms Madrona Ventures of Seattle, Silicon Valley’s Andreesen Horowitz, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal investment fund, Bezos Expeditions. Williams said in Pro.com’s short life span, it has already lined up “tens of millions of dollars of jobs” for customers. He believes that validates the opportunity he and his team first saw in this industry. “Being able to trust someone that’s going to come into your house (for renovations) is hard to do.
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Good Signs For Home Refinance And Repair – Business Insider

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Within the last day, both companies reported earnings, and while their first quarter results came in a bit mixed, their outlooks for the rest of the year were both upbeat. Yesterday morning, Home Depot reaffirmed its fiscal 2014 sales outlook and raised its profit view, though the company’s earnings per share are expected to be bolstered by $3.75 billion in share repurchases expected during the rest of the year. Lowe’s this morning reported first quarter sales that disappointed , but the company’s quarterly earnings and fiscal year outlooks were in-line with expectations. Lowe’s CEORobert Niblock,[p]erformance has improved in May which, together with our strengthening execution, gives us the confidence to reaffirm our sales and operating profit outlook for the year.” Lowe’s also said it expects operating profit margin to improve 65 basis points. Lowe’s shares opened fractionally lower, while Home Depot stock opened a bit higher.
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Good Signs For Home Refinance And Repair – Business Insider

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Within the last day, both companies reported earnings, and while their first quarter results came in a bit mixed, their outlooks for the rest of the year were both upbeat. Yesterday morning, Home Depot reaffirmed its fiscal 2014 sales outlook and raised its profit view, though the company’s earnings per share are expected to be bolstered by $3.75 billion in share repurchases expected during the rest of the year. Lowe’s this morning reported first quarter sales that disappointed , but the company’s quarterly earnings and fiscal year outlooks were in-line with expectations. Lowe’s CEORobert Niblock,[p]erformance has improved in May which, together with our strengthening execution, gives us the confidence to reaffirm our sales and operating profit outlook for the year.” Lowe’s also said it expects operating profit margin to improve 65 basis points. Lowe’s shares opened fractionally lower, while Home Depot stock opened a bit higher.
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Is Home Depot Enticing Post-earnings?

The company reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday that pleased investors. The stock has been exploding at an increasing rate over the last couple of years and is currently surging higher. Over the last four quarters, earnings and revenue figures have generally been rising. Relative to its peers and sector, Home Depot has been a relative year-to-date performance leader. Look for Home Depot to OUTPERFORM. Using a solid investing framework such as this can help improve your stock-picking skills. Dont waste another minute click here and get our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now .
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Israel Home Improvement And Gardening Supplies Retailers Market : New Industry Data Published

Home Depot’s first-quarter sales rise 2.9 percent
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People walk outside a Home Depot store in Washington February 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Reasons To Buy – Provides sales figures for Israel Home Improvement and Gardening Supplies Retailers. – Allows you to analyze market, as the report offers detailed historic and forecast retail sales values, with a comparison of other retail sales channels active across Specialist Retailers. – Enhance your knowledge of the market with key figures on sales values for the historic period. – Allows you to plan future business decisions using the reports forecast figures for the market. Click for report details: http://www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/Retail/Market .. Browse all Retail Market Research Reports http://www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/Retail/Market .. Browse all Retail Company Profile Reports http://www.companiesandmarkets.com/Market/Retail/Compan ..
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Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc (HD.N), the world’s largest home improvement chain, reported a 2.9 percent rise in quarterly sales as its spring selling season got off to a slow start. Home Depot’s net income rose to $1.38 billion, or $1.00 per share, in the first quarter ended May 4 from $1.23 billion, or 83 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $19.69 billion from $19.12 billion. Comparable store sales increased 2.6 percent. (Reporting by Maria Ajit Thomas in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey) Tweet this
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