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The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) soared 5.69% and closed at $67.56. The Company earned $1.02 billion or 68 cents per share in the fourth quarter compared with $774 million or 50 cents per share in the prior year period. Analysts polled by FactSet expected 64 cents per share. Revenue rose 14% to $18.25 billion, beating Wall Street's estimate of $17.72 billion.
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HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) slipped 0.55% and closed at $54.30. The Company reported fourth quarter net income of $391.6 million or $1.92 per diluted share compared to $223.4 million or $1.06 per diluted share in the quarter ended December 31, 2011. Refinery gross margins were $24.00 per produced barrel, a 57% increase compared to $15.32 for the fourth quarter of 2011. Production levels averaged approximately 447,000 barrels per and crude oil charges averaged approximately 408,000 BPD for the current quarter compared to expected crude throughput of 424,000 BPD.
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Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) increased 2.78% and closed at $39.59. The Company reported fourth quarter profit of $730 million, from $745 million a year earlier. On a per-share basis, earnings rose to $1.83 from $1.74. The company recently expected $1.94 to $1.99. Gross margin fell to 40.6% from 41%. The sales rose 7.2% to $9.35 billion amid a 3.9% increase in same-store sales.
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MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE:PCS) declined 1.02% and closed at $9.66. The Company posted fourth quarter profit of $32 million or 9 cents per share compared to $91 million, or 25 cents per share in the same quarter last year. Revenue increased 4% to $1.28 billion from $1.24 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet expected earnings of 10 cents per share on $1.28 billion in revenue.
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