Walgreen earnings

Walgreen Earnings Rise, Top Estimates

Walgreen Co. (WAG) posted earnings of 49 cents per diluted share for the quarter, compared with 44 cents per share a year ago. Sales for the quarter rose 7.4% to $16.9 billion in the quarter ended Aug. 31, the company said in a statement. Comparable store sales, not including Duane Reade stores, rose 1.5%.