Walgreens’ September sales up 5.4%

Deerfield, Ill. -- Walgreen Co. said Wednesday that its sales increased 5.4% in September, to $5.95 billion from $5.65 billion in the year-ago period.

Pharmacy revenue rose 4.6%, while front end sales were up 5.1%.

Same-store sales rose 3.1%. Wall Street analysts were expecting growth of 4.6%.