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Weather cools Big Lots sales

The discounter said Q1 EPS fell 10% to 61 cents, in line with analyst forecasts. Big Lots (BIG) sales climbed 1.3% to $1.31 bil, just under analyst views. It cited unseasonably cooler weather. For Q2, the company expects EPS of 17-27 cents, well under analysts' views for 43 cents. It expects sales to be flat from a year ago, with analysts expecting a 3.3% gain. Shares fell 9% to 34.93.