MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Discount retailer Target Corp. says Thursday that a key revenue measure rose 3.1 percent in January as shoppers bought holiday clearance merchandise.
Analysts had expected a 1.7 percent increase for the four weeks ended Jan. 26, according to Thomson Reuters.
The figure is based on revenue at stores opened at least a year and is considered an indicator of a retailer's health because it excludes results from stores recently opened or closed.
Total revenue for the five weeks ended Feb. 2 were $5.97 billion, up 29.6 percent from a year ago.
In a statement, Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of the Minneapolis-based retailer says that customers continue to shop cautiously in the face of a slow economic recovery and new financial pressures like the recent payroll tax increase.
All content © Copyright 2001 - 2014 WorldNow and KTTC, a Quincy station.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Jodi Neyens at (507) 280-5104. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.