(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.
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.