Target Corp. said on Thursday that its earnings per share in the second quarter would meet or exceed FirstCall estimates of 64 cents, while also reporting that June same-store sales fell 6.2 percent.

“Sales for the month of June continued to reflect a very challenging economic environment,” Target chief executive, chairman and president Gregg Steinhafel said in a released statement.

Total sales were down 2.6 percent to $5,690 billion, compared with $5.842 billion a year ago in the same period.

For the quarter, comparable store sales are down 6.1 percent and sales so far this year by that measure are down 4.7 percent.