Bed Bath & Beyond Had Big Earnings Miss. The Stock Is Jumping.

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Comparable-store sales at Bed Bath & Beyond fell by 7%.

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are up about 13% even after the company’s financial results fell short of analysts’ expectations and management warned of a potential loss for the full year, amid pressure from promotions, store traffic, and supply-chain crunches.

The stock was down 10.8% to $13.36 in premarket trading, but was up to about $15.04 shortly after the open.

The retailer posted a net loss of $276 million for its fiscal third quarter, ended Nov. 27. It turned in an adjusted loss of 25 cents a share, while the consensus call among analysts tracked by FactSet was for a profit of a penny per share.

A lack of inventory due to supply-chain problems cost Bed Bath & Beyond (ticker: BBBY) about $100 million in sales, Chief Executive Mark Tritton said in a news release. Issues escalated during December, the company said, an indication that results for the current quarter could be hit as well.

Comparable-store sales, also known as same-store sales, declined 7% in the quarter.

The company said it may slide into the red for fiscal 2021, predicting a per-share result between a loss of 15 cents and breaking even. It had previously forecast a profit of 70 cents to $1.10 a share.

The company’s earnings follow a drop in the stock on Wednesday of 11%. The stock has fallen 16% from one year ago.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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