L Brands Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202062875/composite LB 0.00% said Thursday that sales for the nine weeks ending Jan. 4 were $3.906 billion, down from $4.072 billion last year. Comparable store sales fell 3%. L Brands' portfolio of names includes Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works. L Brands joins Macy's Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201854387/composite M +1.37% , Kohl's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210414114/composite KSS +0.39% and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204684963/composite JCP -0.03% , which all reported holiday season comparable store sales declines. L Brands expects fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.85, down from previous guidance for $2.00. The FactSet consensus is for $1.97. L Brands stock is down 1.4% in Thursday premarket trading and down 35.7% for the past year. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.47% has gained 26% for the period.