Shares of Big Lots (BIG -8.1%) peeter out after the firm releases Q3 earnings showing...

|About: Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Big Lots (BIG -8.1%) peeter out after the firm releases Q3 earnings showing lower-than-expected EPS and moderate same-store sales. The firm warns in an earnings CC that consumer demand will be challenging. "The question we don't know the answer to is which trend will carry forward throughout the Christmas season - the more cautious consumer of early November, or will the robust traffic pattern of Thanksgiving weekend dominate in December?"