* Q1 EPS 52 cents vs Street view for 55 cents
* Company ups FY'10 EPS view to $2.50-$2.65, Street $2.61
* Sees FY same-store sales up 4 pct-6 pct
* Shares down 1.9 pct after hours
NEW YORK, May 13 (Reuters) - Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) said its first-quarter net profit rose 43 percent over last year, but it missed analysts' forecasts and shares fell after hours.
The upscale department store operator said its net income was $116 million, or 52 cents per share, for the quarter ended May 1, compared with $81 million, or 37 cents a year ago.
Analysts, on average, had expected a profit of 55 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Nordstrom raised its full fiscal year profit forecast to a range of $2.50 to $2.65 per share, from a range of $2.35 to $2.55. The midpoint of that range is below the $2.61 Wall Street analysts had forecast.
Overall sales were up 16.7 percent to $1.99 billion.
Nordstrom expects same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, to be up between 4 percent and 6 percent for its 2010 fiscal year.
Shares were down 80 cents in after hours trading on Thursday after closing at $41.29. (Reporting by Phil Wahba)