More on Home Depot's (HD) earnings call (previous): 1) Guidance for Q4 doesn't include any...

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More on Home Depot's (HD) earnings call (previous): 1) Guidance for Q4 doesn't include any positive benefit from Hurricane Sandy with the company unable to accurately project post-storm sales gains or losses. 2) Execs note November sales are trending strong across parts of the country outside of the Northeast including the South and West. 3) On inflation, the company sees lumber pricing staying elevated and copper prices falling back. 4) The housing market is still in "workout period" but will give an "assist" to HD's results instead of acting as a drag. According to internal models, housing turnover continues to improve. (webcast)