Lowe's Cos Inc , the second-largest home improvement retailer,
posted a lower quarterly profit on Monday as consumers remained wary
about buying home-related goods in the recession.

Net profit fell to $476 million, or 32 cents a share, in the first
quarter ended on May 1 from $607 million or 41 cents a share, a year

Sales fell 1.5 percent to $11.83 billion.