Big-box Retail companies shares up at the close of trading

MarketsAssociated Press

Shares of some top big-box retail companies were up at the close of trading:

Costco Wholesale Corp. rose $1.74 or 1.2 percent, to $146.31.

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Target rose $.91 or 1.1 percent, to $80.93.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose $.26 or .3 percent, to $78.14.