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Kohl's Corp. (KSS: Quote) said its January comparable-store sales increased 0.6 percent over the previous year, with total sales for the month rising 2.4 percent to $844 million from $825 million a year earlier.

The company said it has achieved its goal of $1 billion in E-Commerce revenues in fiscal 2011. President and chief executive noted, "The E-Commerce business was a key contributor to our fiscal 2011 sales performance and we plan to build on its momentum in 2012. Additionally, strong expense management during the quarter contributed to better-than-expected profitability."

Further, the company raised its fourth-quarter earnings per share guidance to $1.79 - $1.80 from its prior outlook of $1.70 - $1.73 and its fiscal 2011 guidance to $4.29 - $4.30 per share from its earlier view of $4.20 - $4.23 per share. Analysts anticipate earnings per share of $1.73 for the fourth quarter and $4.24 for the full year.

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