NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lowe's Cos Inc
Sales at the second-largest home improvement chain behind Home Depot Inc
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"Despite some recovery in our seasonal business, our performance for the quarter fell short of our expectations," said Robert Niblock, Lowe's chairman, president and CEO.
Net income was $830 million, or 64 cents a share, compared with $832 million, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier.
Excluding special items, it earned 68 cents a share. On that basis, analysts were expecting 66 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; editing by John Wallace)