Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the four- week period ending Nov. 24, 2000, of $16.441 billion, an increase of 9.4 percent over the $15.023 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Sales for the 43-week period were $153.126 billion, an increase of 17.5 percent over the $130.319 billion in the similar period in the prior year.