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Home Depot Q2 net income rises 14% on storm-related repairs

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Atlanta — Home Depot reported Tuesday that its second-quarter net income soared 14% to $1.36 billion, compared with $1.19 billion in the year-ago period. The home-improvement retailer cited an uptick in storm-related repairs and lawn supplies for the improved performance.

Revenue rose 4% to $20.23 billion, topping Wall Street’s expected $19.97 billion. Same-store sales rose 4.3% globally and 3.5% in the United States.

Home Depot’s results outshone rival Lowe’s, which released its quarterly results on Monday, posting flat earnings and cutting its revenue forecast.

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Saks narrows loss in Q2

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New York City — Saks reported Tuesday that it has tightened its losses in the quarter ended July 30, posting a loss of $8.4 million compared with a loss of $32.2 million in the year earlier period.

The luxury retailer cited increased full-price selling for the improvement, but warned Wall Street that it was heading into the fall selling season with caution because of the uncertain economic conditions.

Revenue rose 13% to $670.2 million from $593.1 million, beating Wall Street’s $657.4 million. Same-store sales surged 15.5%, surpassing Saks’ expectations.

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TJ Maxx profit up 14% in Q2

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Framingham, Mass. — TJX Cos. reported Tuesday that net income for the second quarter rose 14% to $348 million, compared with $305 million in the year-ago period.

The parent of TJ Maxx and other discount concepts saw revenue climb 8% in the quarter, to $5.47 billion, topping analysts’ estimated $5.44 billion.

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