More on Dillard's (DDS): Q2 beats on both bottom and top line. Total revenue rose only marginally Y/Y, but net profit jumped 76% as the department-store operator saw its eighth consecutive quarter of same-store sales growth, plus better margins. Total sales increased 3.2% to $1.49B, with same-store sales rising 3%. Gross margin widened to 33.6% from 33.2%, as expenses as a whole declined. Shares +6.7% AH.