Best Buy To Close 50 U.S. Stores

Source: Aaron Smith / CNN Money

NEW YORK – Best Buy’s stock took a dive on Thursday after the retailer reported quarterly results that included plans to close 50 big- box stores in the U.S. by 2013.

The company said it plans to open the same number of stores in China during the same time period.

Best Buy’s (BBYFortune 500) stock price dropped 8% as the company’s better-than-expected earnings report failed to trump the news about shuttering brick-and-mortar locations.

The retailer reported an adjusted quarterly profit of $2.47 a share. That was significantly higher than the projected $2.16 a share, from a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters.

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