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Home Depot reported earnings per share of $2.09, up 37.5% from the same period last year, but missing Wall Street estimates of $2.16 per share. The home improvement giant also forecast slower 2019 profit growth.Related: Home Depot's Numbers Disappoint and Its Stock Charts Are Weaker
History of the Home Improvement Giant
Ever wonder how Home Depot got its start? You might be surprised to learn that the founders actually got fired from their job at a home improvement center. But, they got a second chance when they teamed up with billionaire investor Ken Langone to finance Home Depot.