Costco Wholesale's November same-store sales fell short of analysts' expectations, as lower gasoline prices and weak foreign currencies dampened a five percent increase in the company's monthly net sales.
Sales at stores open at least a year rose 2 percent in the four weeks ended Dec. 1, including the impact of fuel sales and foreign exchange.
On that basis, analysts expected same-store sales to rise 3.3 percent for the month of November, according to Thomson Reuters data. November net sales rose 5 percent to $8.78 billion.
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