The Wal-Mart (WMT -0.3%) executive who called the retailer's February sales a "total disaster"...

|About: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)|By:, SA News Editor

The Wal-Mart (WMT -0.3%) executive who called the retailer's February sales a "total disaster" in a leaked e-mail has left the company. Though the monthly sales report was cloaked under a macroeconomic veil by the company at the time, stronger numbers put in by Costco and Target - along with a heightened concern that the company is hurting itself with understaffing - is now prompting analysts to look at the February numbers in a different light.