Big Lots stock sinks toward 7-month low after profit and sales miss, surprise loss outlook for current quarter

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Shares of Big Lots Inc. BIG, -6.21% sank 6.0% toward a 7-month debased successful premarket trading Friday, aft the discount retailer reported fiscal second-quarter nett and income that missed expectations, and provided a astonishment nonaccomplishment outlook for the existent quarter, arsenic proviso concatenation and freight headwinds are expected to proceed to measurement connected gross margins. Net income for the 4th to July 31 was $37.7 million, oregon $1.09 a share, aft income of $452.0 million, oregon $11.29 a share, successful the year-ago period, which included a $341.9 cardinal after-tax benefit. The FactSet statement for net per stock was $1.12. Net income fell 11.4% to $1.46 billion, conscionable shy disconnected of the FactSet statement of $1.48 billion, portion the same-store income diminution of 13.2% missed expectations of an 11.4% decrease. "Our results for the 4th were tempered by continued proviso concatenation and freight headwinds, arsenic good arsenic different inflationary pressures," said Chief Executive Bruce Thorn. Looking ahead, the institution expects a third-quarter per-share nonaccomplishment of 10 cents to 20 cents, compared with the FactSet statement for EPS of 5 cents, and expects full-year EPS of $5.90 to $6.05, which is beneath expectations of $6.66. The stock, which is connected way to unfastened astatine the lowest terms seen since Jan. 26, has dropped 15.9% implicit the past 3 months done Thursday, portion the SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, -1.79% has edged up 0.9% and the S&P 500 SPX, -0.58% has gained 6.4%.

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