Wal-Mart Gains on Higher Sales

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Wal-Mart (WMT ) shares rose Thursday after the retail giant posted 2.8% higher October total U.S. same-store sales, and 10% higher total sales. The company sees a 2% to 4% November same-store sales rise, and 52 cents to 54 cents third-quarter earnings per share, which is at the high-end of the forecast range.

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