Home Depot continues to fill the needs of the surging housing market during the pandemic, with fiscal first-quarter sales soaring and blowing past Wall Street’s expectations. The Atlanta-based company’s sales rose 32.7% to $37.5 billion. Analysts polled by Zacks Investment Research were calling for $34.88 billion. Sales at stores open at least a year, a critical indicator of a retailer’s health, jumped 31%. In the U.S., the metric rose 29.9%.