The Home Depot this week reported sales of $26.5 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2016, a 6.6-percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2015. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were up 4.7 percent, and comparable sales for U.S. stores rose 5.4 percent.

Net earnings for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 were $2.4 billion, or $1.97 per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $2.2 billion, or $1.73 per diluted share, in the same period of fiscal 2015. For the second quarter of fiscal 2016, diluted earnings per share increased 13.9 percent from the same period in the prior year.

“We had a solid quarter, achieving the highest quarterly sales and net earnings results in company history as housing continues to be a tailwind for our business,” said Craig Menear, chairperson, CEO and president. “This was made possible by our hard working associates in their continued dedication to our customers.”

For the year, the company said it expects sales will be up about 6.3 percent and comparable sales will be up approximately 4.9 percent.

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