STOCKHOLM Dec 15 Budget fashion retailer Hennes
& Mauritz said on Thursday local-currency turnover in
November was up 9 percent from a year earlier, below a mean
forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts for a 15 percent rise.
Net sales in September through November, H&M's fiscal fourth
quarter, totalled 52.7 billion Swedish crowns ($5.7 billion), up
from a year-ago 48.7 billion but below a forecast 53.5 billion.
H&M did not comment on the sales figures.
($1 = 9.2906 Swedish crowns)
(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom, editing by Terje Solsvik)