Wal-Mart

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said October same-store sales rose 3.7%, in line with its lowered expectations.

The world's biggest retailer said overall sales in the four-week period ended Nov. 1 were $18.497 billion, up 11.3% from the year-ago period.

Wal-Mart had previously warned that its Halloween candy sales were below plan and said October comparable-store sales growth would be in the 2% to 4% range.

The shares closed at $54.34 Wednesday.