(Adds total sales, comments)
Oct 8 (Reuters) - The following table lists select U.S. retail companies that have reported September sales at stores open at least a year — a key retail measure also known as same-store sales — as of 1200 ET Wednesday.
The table has the mean of analysts’ same-store sales estimates# compiled by Thomson Reuters Estimates, the actual same-store sales reported by the companies~, as well as total sales* for the month and its change over last year.
All figures are expressed in percentage change over the same period last year, except the total sales figure.
Same-store sales Total sales Company Symbol Estimate# Actual~ Value* Change Comments ================================================================ =========================================================== Discount Stores ———————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————- Wal-Mart## (WMT.N) 2.5 2.4 $36.23 bln 5.8 Comp sales were hurt by closures of
U.S. stores due to hurricanes.
Sales were strong in food and
medicines. It expects October U.S.
same-store sales to rise 1 percent
to 2 percent. Target (TGT.N) -1.2 -3.0 $5.32 bln 2.5 Comp sales fell in the apparel and
home assortments segments and grew
in the nondiscretionary healthcare
and food categories. The U.S. West
and South were the weakest regions.
It expects October same-store sales
be flat to down 3 percent. Costco^^ (COST.O) 7.5 7.0 $6.67 bln 10.0 While higher gasoline prices helped
U.S. comps, foreign exchange rates
hurt international same-store
sales. BJ’s Wholesale^^ (BJ.N) 11.8 10.4 $892.8 mln 11.8 Sales were driven by higher
gasoline prices and increased sales
in food. Bakery, coffee, computers,
and dairy were among the strongest
departments while cigarettes,
electronics, jewelry, TVs and toys
were among the weakest.