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Reality Check for Home Improvement Stocks

What does the current state, and the likely future, of the American real estate market mean for companies like Home Depot and Lowe's? We break down the numbers to see which (if either) is a good investment.

Lowe's Earnings Jump Nearly 10% but Miss Estimates

Lowe's second-quarter earnings rose a smaller-than-expected 9.6% to $832 million, or 58 cents a share, from $759 million, or 51 cents a share in the year-ago period. Analysts had expected Lowe's to earn 59 cents per share.