said Monday that it expects sales in October to reach the high end of its previous guidance.
After reporting earlier this month that sales at stores open for at least a year would likely increase 4% to 6% in October, the No. 2 U.S. discount chain said after Monday's closing bell that its growth would come closer to 6%.
That would roughly match the 5.6% growth logged in September.
Its shares dipped in after-hours trading by 6 cents, or 0.1%, to $47.69. During regular trading Monday, the stock gained 86 cents, or 1.8%, to $47.75.
Its chief competitor,
expects to record lower same-store sales growth for the month, at 2% to 4%.