NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday reported monthly sales at its stores that topped its own forecast.
The No. 1 retailer said sales at its stores open at least a year, a key measure of retail performance known as same-store sales, rose 3.2% in April. Wal-Mart has forecast sales to increase between 1 to 3% for the month.
Additionally, it said sales were also higher for over-the-counter medications. But sales of home-related merchandise continued to be weak.