U.S. stocks were mixed early Tuesday, after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at another record high on Monday. Retail sales for October rose 0.8%, while analysts were expecting a 0.6% increase. Consumers spent more money on autos, building and gardening materials and gasoline. Meanwhile, Home Depot (HD) shares were in focus after topping Wall Street's third quarter earnings estimates. Same store sales rose 5.9% year over year. Revenue rose 6.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago and also eclipsed estimates. Retailer TJX Companies (TJX) is also out with quarterly results. Revenue rose 7% year-over-year to $8.3 billion, topping Wall Street's forecasts of $8.2 billion. Same store sales rose 5%. TheStreet's Scott Gamm reports from Wall Street.
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