Lowe's Rides Housing Rebound to Higher Profit

Mooresville, NC, Aug. 21, 2013 -- Lowe's reported that its second-quarter net income rose 26%, thanks to the housing market recovery.

Like Home Depot, the home-improvement chain's results beat expectations and the company raised its  earnings and revenue forecasts Wednesday.

Lowe's earned $941 million, or $0.88 per share. That's up from $747 million, or $0.64  per share, a year ago.

Sales rose 10% to $15.71 billion from $14.25 billion.

Revenue at stores open at least a year rose 9.6%.