Home Depot reported third quarter net earnings rose to $1.4 billion, or 95 cents a share, from $947 million, or 63 cents a share, a year earlier.
Analysts, on average, looked for a profit of 90 cents a share.
Sales rose 7.4 percent to $19.5 billion, beating analysts’ average estimate of about $19.2 billion.
Sales at stores open at least a year rose 7.4 percent, with an 8.2 percent increase in the United States.
For the year, Home Depot raised its earnings forecast to $3.72 a share from $3.60 and said it expected sales to rise about 5.6 percent, versus previous expectations of a 4.5 percent increase.
Home Depot Inc. (HD) is up 32.17% year-to-date.