Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Costco (NYSE:COST), and Zumiez (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) reported stronger-than-expected same store sales growth for September. Gap (NYSE:GPS), J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), and Target (NYSE:TGT) reported weaker-than-expected growth. So what does it mean for investors?  In this installment of "Fool Video," Motley Fool Online Managing Editor LouAnn DiCosmo asks senior analyst Seth Jayson.

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Lou owns shares of Gap. Seth owns shares of Guess? (NYSE: GES  ) . Neither Seth nor Lou owns any of the other stocks discussed. The Fool has a disclosure policy.