comparable sales

Financials
Costco Posts 5.6% September Comp Increase

For the five weeks ended October 6, Costco posted a comparable sales gain of 5.6% from the period a year earlier with the effects of changes in fuel and foreign exchange prices excluded.

Financials
Bed Bath & Beyond To Close 60 Stores As Q2 Sales Decline

Bed Bath & Beyond has reported mixed second quarter results, including the closure of 60 stores, asserting that its turnaround initiatives have improved its financial condition. However, questions remain over when the retailer will select its new CEO and if any significant assets will be divested.

Financials
Costco Advances Through March

For the fiscal month of March, Costco reported a comparable sales gain of 5.9%, excluding the effects of fuel price and foreign exchange rate volatility as well as an accounting change.

Financials
Walmart Posts Big Fourth Quarter

Walmart net sales surpassed half a trillion dollars in its last-completed fiscal year as the company’s namesake business in the United States enjoyed a 3.6% comparable sales gain bolstered by a 4.2% comp increase in the fourth quarter.

Financials
Conn’s Improves Q3 Earnings

Profits improved for Conn’s in the third quarter ended October 31, as the company posted net income of $14.6 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, versus $1.6 million, or five cents per diluted share, in the year-earlier period.

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