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Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) shares declined 2.76 percent to close at $113.26 a share Thursday. The stock traded between $112.27 and $114.64 on volume of 8.92 million shares traded. The company reported a net income of $463.0 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, a decrease of 15.0 percent when compared to a year ago. Shares of Costco Wholesale are down approximately 5.0 percent year-to-date.
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) shares declined 0.71 percent to close at $43.37 a share Thursday. The stock traded between $43.10 and $45.25 on volume of 12.96 million shares traded. The company reported net earnings were $421.9 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2013, down from $462 million, or $0.88 per diluted share, a year ago. Shares of Kroger are up approximately 10.0 percent year-to-date.
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Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) shares declined 7.39 percent to close at $50.66 a share Thursday. The stock traded between $47.57 and $53.55 on volume 3.78 million shares traded. The company reported a net income of $15.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, down from a net income of $19.1 million a year ago. Shares of Children's Place are down approximately 11.0 percent year-to-date.
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Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) shares increased 1.43 percent to close at $24.17 a share Thursday. The stock traded between $23.67 and $24.42 on volume 255,414 shares traded. The company reported comparable store sales increased 2.0% in February, compared to a decrease of 8.9 percent a year ago. Shares of Zumiez are down approximately 7.0 percent year-to-date.
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