Retailers' same-store sales fell for the 12th straight month (I, II, III, IV, V), but results at...

|By:, SA News Editor

Retailers' same-store sales fell for the 12th straight month (I, II, III, IV, V), but results at Target (TGT +1.4%), Kohl's (KSS +1.5%) and Gap (GPS +5%) topped analyst expectations. Weak spots included Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF -3.8%) and Family Dollar Stores (FDO -8.4%). Still, the decline was smaller than July's. SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) is +0.5% to $31.36.