November 16, 2015 / 7:08 AM / 2 years ago

H&M October sales 12 pct, just below expectations

STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Hennes & Mauritz, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, reported a 12 percent year-on-year rise in October sales in local currencies on Monday, just below expectations.

The mean forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts had been for a 13 percent rise in October, the second month of its fiscal fourth quarter.

H&M, which trails Zara owner Inditex, said the total number of stores amounted to 3,807 on 31 October 2015 compared to 3,437 on 31 October 2014. (Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Simon Johnson)

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