Fred's sees Q4 EPS 13c-17c, consensus 17c Sees Q4 total sales up 13%-15%, consensus $575.95M. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter are expected to increase in the range of 1% to 3% compared with flat comparable store sales in the fourth quarter last year. Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter is forecasted to be in the range of $22.0 million to $26.0 million. "We now enter the fourth quarter with confidence that our stores are properly stocked and ready for the holiday season," the company said. "We remain confident that this momentum will drive improved results for the fourth quarter."