10:45 AM New York – FactSet Research first-quarter net jumped 5% to $52 million and sales climbed 6%. Sanderson Farms fourth-quarter net surged four-fold to $45 million as sales soared 12%. Zoltek fourth-quarter net swung to a loss.
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
((FDS), the financial information provider reported total revenues in the first-quarter ending in November advanced 6% to $223 million. Net income in the quarter rose 4.8% to $52.2 million or $1.19 a diluted share compared to $49.8 million or $1.11.
Sanderson Farms, Inc.
), the poultry processing company said net sales in the fourth-quarter ending in October climbed 12% to $727.1 million. Net income in the quarter surged 387% to $45.3 million or $1.97 a diluted share compared to $9.3 million or 41 cents.
Zoltek Companies, Inc
) rose 1 cent to $16.74 after the carbon and technical fibers maker said net sales in the fourth-quarter ending in September dropped $41 million from $44.2 million a year ago period.
Net in the quarter swung to a loss of $0.2 million compared to a net income of $4.25 million or 13 cents per share a year ago.
Zoltek said net sales in the year declined 25% to $140.5 million from $186.3 million a year earlier.