BRIEF-Wal Mart shares up 1.9 pct after CFO comments; off day's high

NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc :

* Shares were up 1.9 percent, easing from earlier in the day, even as its CFO made upbeat comments on the company, including that it is as financially strong as it has ever been. The stock hit a high of $76.81 earlier in the day.

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