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Risk-to-Price Commentary: AutoZone Inc. And Best Buy Co. Inc. Sep 11
Standard & Poors, September 2011
Best Buy Co. Inc.'s shares sank as much as 8% intraday Tuesday after the electronics retailer reported a fiscal second-quarter profit shy of the Capital IQ mean estimate. The company said total comparable store sales fell 2.8%, with international same-store sales declining 3.2%, following a 4.3% gain in the same period a year ago. Nevertheless, the company reiterated its previous revenue guidance of $51 billion to $52.5 billion in fiscal 2012 (ending Feb. 29, 2012). Analysts polled by Capital IQ had expected Best Buy to earn $0.52 per share on average. Best Buy reported $0.47 per share for the period, down nearly 22% from the fiscal second quarter of 2011. Revenue of $11.35 billion was lower than the Capital IQ...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Home Depot Inc.,Limited Brands Inc,TJX Cos. Inc.,Best Buy Co. Inc.,Staples Inc.,Advance Auto Parts Inc.,AutoZone Inc.,AutoNation Inc.
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Home Depot Inc.,Limited Brands Inc,TJX Cos. Inc.,Best Buy Co. Inc.,Staples Inc.,Advance Auto Parts Inc.,AutoZone Inc.,AutoNation Inc.