TEEN BEAT: There were estimates for 16 of the retailers reporting results Thursday, and 13 of the firms managed to exceed them, lifting the overall sales increase to 4.6 percent from its expected level of 3.4 percent. Nowhere were the beats louder than in the mercurial teen sector, where The Buckle Inc. and Zumiez Inc. reported 14.8 percent and 14.2 percent growth, respectively, the two highest levels of any stores, producing matching 9.1 percent upside surprises. Still, The Wet Seal Inc.’s 5.8 percent slide, less than the 9 percent expected, left the three surviving stores in the teen space with flat results.
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