Heard during Home Depot's (HD +2.2%) earnings call: 1) Comparable-store sales should be higher...

|By:, SA News Editor

Heard during Home Depot's (HD +2.2%) earnings call: 1) Comparable-store sales should be higher in Q2 than total sales growth due to seasonal shifts. 2) Pro-level business was a big driver of gains in Q1, boosting sales and average ticket. 3) Appliance business momentum still strong, contributed 70 bps of comp gain in Q1. More product rollouts coming. 4) The late start to the spring garden season could help boost Q2 numbers as the retailer comped negatively in Q1. 5) Looking for some HD momentum? April comparable-store sales came in +10%. (webcast)