Coinstar (CSTR -1%) moves lower after a closer reading of its Q3 earnings filing reveals that...

|By:, SA News Editor

Coinstar (CSTR -1%) moves lower after a closer reading of its Q3 earnings filing reveals that its strong rebound in same-store sales was thanks to an unusual accounting ploy. Normally, retailers remove footage expansion of more than 15% from comps, but CSTR more than doubled its dual installations, and wrapped all the sales into same-store figures.