The Bon-Ton Stores (BONT -8%) takes a hit after saying August same-store sales were down 4.7%...

|About: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (BONT)|By:, SA News Editor

The Bon-Ton Stores (BONT -8%) takes a hit after saying August same-store sales were down 4.7% Y/Y. Comparable store sales also decreased by 1.8%, while YTD total sales dipped 2.4%. The company says the decline was partially due to the negative impact on its eastern stores from Hurricane Irene, but it's difficult to quantify.