By  on November 21, 2013

Ross Stores Inc. was the bright spot among the discounters reporting Thursday, posting gains in the third quarter for both net income and sales.

Net income rose 7.6 percent to $171.6 million, or 80 cents a diluted share, from $159.5 million, or 72 cents, a year ago. Sales were up 6 percent to $2.4 billion from $2.26 billion, with comps up 2 percent in the period.

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