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Acuity Brands, Bed Bath & Beyond Net Jump


Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 11:44 AM ET January 09 2014

10:45 AM New York Acuity Brands first-quarter net surged 70% to $45 million. Bed Bath & Beyond third-quarter net climbed 9% to $237 million. Family Dollar first-quarter net fell 3% to $78 million. Global Payments second-quarter net climbed 5% to $74 million.

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Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI), the lighting solutions provider reported net sales in the first-quarter ending in November climbed 20% to $574.7 million. Net income in the quarter surged 70% to $44.5 million or $1.03 a diluted share compared to $26.1 billion or 61 cents.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (BBBY), the home furnishings retailer reported net sales in the third-quarter ending in November jumped 6% to $2.87 billion.

Net earnings in the quarter climbed 8.7% to $237.2 million and $1.12 per diluted share compared to $232.8 million or $1.03 per share.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO), the deep discount store chain said net sales in the first-quarter ending in November rose 3.2% to $2.5 million. Comparable store sales in the quarter decreased 2.8%.

Net income in the quarter fell 3.1% to $78 million or 68 cents a diluted share compared to $80.3 billion or 69 cents.

Global Payments Inc (GPN), the payment service provider said revenue in the second-quarter ending in November increased 8% to $588.5 million.

Net income in the quarter climbed 5.3% to $73.9 million and $1.02 per diluted share compared to $70.2 million or 89 cents per share.

The company expected diluted earnings per share for the year in the range of $4.03 to $4.10.

Nordion Inc (NDZ), the health science company said revenue in the fourth-quarter ending in October declined 31% to $51.3 million.

Net in the quarter swung to a profit $56.3 million and 91 cents per diluted share compared to a loss of $43.5 million or 70 cents per share.

Supervalu Inc (SVU), the grocery retailer said net sales in the third-quarter ending in November fell 1% to $4.01 billion.

Net earnings in the quarter doubled to $31 million and 12 cents per diluted share compared to $16 million or 8 cents per share.

WD-40 Company (WDFC), the consumer products maker said net sales in the first-quarter ending in November edged slightly up to $95.5 million from 95.3 million.

Net income in the quarter jumped 5% to $11.5 million and 74 cents per diluted share compared to $10.9 million or 69 cents per share.
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