Home Depot Plans $15 Billion Buyback after Polar Vortex and Government Shutdown Hit Earnings

Home Depot Inc. plans to buy back as much as $15 billion of stock after quarterly earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations, casting doubt on a growth story that has lifted the stock 50 percent in the past three years. Fourth-quarter earnings per share were $2.09, the retailer said. Analysts had estimated $2.16. Same-store sales […]