Home Depot, Inc. (HD) - Get Report is expected to report earnings of $2.16 a share on sales of $26.6 billion before the market opens Feb. 26, based on a FactSet survey of 30 analysts.

In the same period a year ago the home repair retailer posted earnings of $1.68 a share on sales of $23.9 billion.

The stock has risen 7.5% since the company last reported earnings on Nov. 13.

Quarterly estimates have fallen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Home Depot is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 18.5 based on the 12-month estimates of 33 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

See here for why TheStreet's contributor Richard Suttmeier prefers Home Depot to home-improvement rival Lowe's Companies, Inc.  (LOW) - Get Report , which reports on Wednesday. 

Lowe's is expected to report earnings of 79 cents a share on sales of $15.7 billion before the market opens Feb. 27, based on a FactSet survey of 28 analysts.

In the same period a year ago the home repair retailer posted earnings of 74 cents a share on sales of $15.5 billion. The stock has risen 23.3% since the company last reported earnings on Nov. 20.

Quarterly estimates have fallen less than 1 cent a share in the past month.

Lowe's is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 17.2 based on the 12-month estimates of 31 analysts surveyed by FactSet.