(Reuters) – Improvements inside the U.S. housing marketplace plus sales linked to Hurricane Sandy helped Home Depot Inc report a higher-than-expected quarterly profit plus outshine rival Lowe's Cos Inc for the 15th straight quarter. Tuesday's information came your day following Lowe's gave a fiscal-year running margin outlook which analysts mentioned did small to improve self-confidence inside its turnaround. Home Depot's web earnings for the 4th quarter ended about February 3 rose to $ 1.0 billion, or 68 cents a share, from $ 774 million, or 50 cents a share, a year earlier. …
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