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Walmart Jumps as ‘Get Out and Shop’ Ethic Spurs Boosted Forecast

Walmart Inc. shares jumped after the retailer posted strong quarterly sales growth and boosted its profit outlook, an impressive feat after facing a difficult comparison with last year’s pandemic-fueled stockpiling. Comparable sales increased 6% for Walmart stores in the U.S., excluding fuel, compared with an expected 2% gain, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

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