December 6, 2007 / 6:42 PM / 10 years ago

UPDATE 1-TABLE-U.S. retailers' same-store sales in November

 (Adds total sales, comments)
 Dec 6 (Reuters) - The following table lists select U.S. retail companies that have reported November sales at stores open at least a year, a key retail measure also known as same-store sales.
 The table has the consensus same-store sales estimate#, the actual number reported by companies^. The table also includes the total sales reported by the company in November and the change from last year in percentage terms.
 The consensus estimate figure is compiled by Reuters Estimates.
                                       NOVEMBER 2007
                         Same-Store Sales      Total Sales
                        Estimate#   Actual   Change    Value Company                                          (pct)
  Comments ================================================================  ============================================================ Discount Stores ————————————————————————————————  —————————————————————————————— Wal-Mart (WMT.N)##           1.2        1.5      8.4     $31.72 bln  Sales were strong in grocery and prescription drugs,
  but lagged in its struggling home and apparel
  businesses.                                            Target (TGT.N)**            10.8       10.8     16.7      $5.97 bln  Sales were strongest in automotive, health care and
  consumable goods while they were weak in toys,
  seasonal holiday items and jewelry. Home and apparel      category sales also fell short of expectations.        Costco (COST.O)              6.6        9.0     13.0      $5.72 bln  Higher gasoline prices helped the largest U.S.
  warehouse club. November sales were strong in its
  deli and cooler business, sporting goods, health and
  beauty, toys and automotive. TV unit sales were
  strong, but overall results were weakened as prices       fell from last year.                                   BJ’s Wholesale BJ.N        4.0        7.7     11.7     $746.3 mln  Sales were aided by higher gasoline prices, but hurt
  by the absence of pharmacy sales. Sales were strongest
  in categories like meat, produce, snacks, health and
  beauty aids, TVs and video games. Sales were weaker in
  areas like home furniture, jewelry, toys and recorded
  media.                                                 TJX Cos. (TJX.N)             4.3        7.0     10.0      $1.80 bln  Apparel sales were strong across the board thanks to
  cold weather during the month. Ski wear, footwear and
  accessories did well. Home goods sales lagged during
  the month.                                             Family Dollar FDO.N        1.7       -3.4     -0.1     $559.3 mln  Sales of discretionary items fell, but rose in most
  consumable categories.                                 Ross Stores (ROST.O)         2.8        3.0     10.0     $547.0 mln  Strongest region during the month was the mid-Atlantic.
  Dresses, accessories and shoes were top-performing
  businesses, while home goods sales lagged.             

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