- Wal-Mart (WMT) is not seeing a bounce in U.S. sales tied to the increase in hiring reported by the Department of Labor, according to U.S. chief Bill Simon.
- The exec says the economy isn't any better or worse for Wal-Mart's "core" customers.
- Retail analyst are taking the comments as a red flag that the company's revenue could disappoint.
- Simon's appearance on CNBC later this morning will take on some extra significance if the topic of QTD U.S. sales comes up.
- WMT -0.1% premarket