November same-store sales data

November 30, 2006

Warm and wet weather dampened November same-store sales at many U.S. chains in a key period that includes the start of the holiday shopping season.Following is a table of sales resuls reported by a number of retailers, along with analysts expectations:

TABLE-U.S. retailers’ same-store sales in NovemberNov 30 (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 includes the range of mean estimates* given by analysts polled by Reuters, the average of those means#, and the actual change in same-store sales reported by the companies^.All figures expressed in percentage change over the same period last year except number of estimates.

Nov-06 Nov-06
Analysts’ same-store No. of same-store
Company Symbol estimates* sales(est)# Estimates sales (act)^






Wal-Mart## - 0.1
Target 5 to 7 5.8 10 5.9
Costco 5 to 8 6.0 9 5
BJ’s Wholesale 1 to 3 1.6 7 0.6
TJX Cos. 2.5 to 6 4.1 7 3
Dollar General** 2 to 4 3.0 5 2.2
Family Dollar 2 to 3 2.6 5 2.5
Ross Stores 0 to 4 1.8 6 0






Kohl’s 3 to 9 5.1 11 3.7
JC Penney 2 to 8 4.0 9 1.4
Federated 4 to 8 4.8 8 8.5
Nordstrom 2 to 10 5.7 12 5.4
Saks 5 to 12 6.7 6 7.2
Dillard’s 1 to 2 0.6 7 -3
Bon-Ton Stores** 4 to -4 4.0 1 10.5






Gap 7 to -2 5.5 9 -8
Limited 6 to 11 8.2 10 12
Abercrombie 2 to 5 3.3 13 -3
Hot Topic** 9 to -3 6.1 9 4.3
Chico’s FAS^^ 2 to 2 0.4 11 0.4
American Eagle 7 to 23 14.7 14 14
Aeropostale** 0 to 5 2.2 9 1
Pacific Sunwear 6 to -1 4.2 11 3.8
Ann Taylor 5 to 1 1.7 9 4.3
Gymboree 2 to 13 8.2 6 5
Bebe 7 to 13 9.8 6 5.8
Claire’s Stores 1 to 6 2.6 5 0
Children’s Place 8 to 17 11.3 6 12






Pier 1 Imports 18 to -4 12.2 5 15.3
Sharper Image 22 to -17 19.0 3 -27

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