The Home Depot reports sales of $21.8 billion for the third quarter of 2015, a 6.4 percent increase from the third quarter of 2014. Store sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were up 5.1 percent.

Net earnings for the third quarter were $1.7 billion, or $1.35 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $1.5 billion, or $1.15 per diluted share, in the same period of 2014. Most Wall Street analysts expected earnings of $1.32 per share.For the third quarter of 2015, diluted earnings per share increased 17.4 percent from the same period in the prior year.

“During the quarter, we saw broad-based growth across our geographies and product categories, led by growth in transactions from both our DIY and Pro customers,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president. “I would like to thank our associates for their hard work and dedication to our customers.”

Home Depot operates 2,273 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company employs more than 370,000 associates.

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