Heard on Dollar Tree's (DLTR +2.7%) earnings call: 1) The retailer doesn't line up Hurricane...

|About: Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)|By:, SA News Editor

Heard on Dollar Tree's (DLTR +2.7%) earnings call: 1) The retailer doesn't line up Hurricane Sandy as an excuse for Q3 sales performance, but cites election and fiscal cliff jitters as a nagging drag on consumer demand. 2) For Q4, the mid-line of the firm's estimate for EPS is a shade above consensus as the retailer suggests comps are trending favorably. 3) Execs point to the 40 bp gain in operating margin for the quarter as evidence execution is on target with ongoing plans to streamlines costs at stores. (webcast)