May 23, 2017 / 11:16 AM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Autozone reports Q3 earnings per share $11.44

May 23 (Reuters) - Autozone Inc-

* Autozone 3rd quarter same store sales decline 0.8%; eps increases 6.2% to $11.44

* Q3 earnings per share $11.44

* Q3 sales $2.6 billion versus i/b/e/s view $2.71 billion

* Q3 earnings per share view $12.00 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

* Autozone Inc qtrly inventory increased 7.3% over same period last year, driven by new stores and increased product placement

* Autozone Inc - at end of q3, company had $1.051 billion remaining under its current share repurchase authorization

* Autozone Inc - for quarter, adoption of new accounting standard increased eps by $0.32, excluding adjustment, eps would have increased by 3.2 percent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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