Lowe’s sales, earnings beat estimates

Lowe’s Cos. reported Q3 sales of $23.48 billion, up from $22.92 billion a year earlier and ahead of Wall Street estimates of $23.13 billion. Earnings, adjusted for special items, came to $3.27 per share, besting estimates of $3.10 per share. Comp sales for the quarter grew by 2.2 percent, boosted by demand from pro customers.