REUTERS: Nordstrom Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly same-store sales on Thursday as more people shopped at the apparel retailer's online stores, sending shares up 2.5 percent after the bell.
Nordstrom said net income fell to US$110 million, or 65 cents per share, from US$117 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier.
The upscale Seattle-based clothing and accessories retailer reported a 1.7 percent increase in same-store sales for the second quarter ended July 29, handily beating the 0.5 percent decline expected by research firm Consensus Metrix.
Nordstrom's net sales rose 3.5 percent to US$3.72 billion.
(Reporting by Richa Naidu in Chicago; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)