May Department Stores November Same-Store Sales Rose 2.8%

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May Department Stores

(MAY)

said same-store sales rose 2.8% for the four weeks ended Nov. 25.

The retailer, which based in St. Louis, reported preliminary net sales for the four-week period of $1.35 billion, a 6.7% increase from $1.27 billion recorded in the same period a year ago.

Shares of May were recently up $1.50, or 5.4%, to $29.31 on the

New York Stock Exchange

.