The following video is from Thursday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Charly Travers, James Early, and Ron Gross discuss the top business and investing stories of the week.

Home Depot reported higher-than-expected first-quarter earnings. Same-store sales were up more than 4% and the stock hit an all-time high. Competitor Lowe's also reported a rise in first-quarter earnings but same-store sales fell slightly. Shares of Lowe's also hit an all-time high. In this installment of Motley Fool Money, our analysts debate the merits of the two hardware retailers.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 5:53 and 7:18.

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The article Home Depot or Lowe's? originally appeared on Fool.com.

Charly TraversChris HillJames Early, and Ron Gross have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Home Depot and Lowe's. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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