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Home Depot To Buy Back $1B Of Outstanding Shares Through Acc

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March 29, 2011 AT 3:01 PM
Home Depot (NYSE:HD) said it will buy back $1 billion of outstanding shares through an accelerated share repurchase program with Barclays Capital.The accelerated share repurchase was in addition to its announced plan to buy back about $2.5 billion of outstanding shares throughout 2011.Home Depot also reiterated its fiscal 2011 sales and earnings per share outlook. It expects sales to be up 2.5% for the year, and sees EPS of $2.20, excluding share repurchases.