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Berkshire to Exercise Bank of America Warrants, Nike Net Jumps


Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 12:24 PM ET June 30 2017

12:20 PM New York American Outdoor Brands net declined. Berkshire Hathaway plans to buy 700 million shares in Bank of America. Franklin Covey net loss widened. Lindsay net soared 15% on 7% jump in revenues. Micron Technology net swung to profit. Nike profit jumped 19%.

Tollbooth Index increased 17.39 or 0.2% to 12,008.92.

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American Outdoor Brands Corp (AOBC) plunged 10% or $2.40 to $21.54 after the handgun and firearms maker said net sales in the fourth-quarter ending in April advanced 3.6% from a year ago to $229.2 million.

Net income in the quarter declined 22.2% to $27.7 million or 50 cents per diluted share from $35.6 million or 63 cents in the same quarter last year.

The firearms maker forecasted fiscal 2018 net sales in the range of $750 million to $790 million and diluted earnings per share between $1.16 and $1.36.

Bank of America Corp (BAC) gained 10 cents to $24.42 after Warren Buffett''s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said today that it plans to buy 700 million common shares, representing 7% of the shares outstanding worth about $17 billion.

After the purchase, Berkshire will be the largest shareholder of the second-largest U.S. bank.

Berkshire holds warrant priced at $7.14 per share, is 71% below the closing price of $24.32 on June 29.

Franklin Covey Co (FC) slipped 1.7% or 35 cents to $20.35 after the educational services provider stated revenues in the third-quarter ending in May fell 2% from a year ago to $43.8 million.

Net loss in the quarter widened to $4.5 million or 33 cents per diluted share from $1.1 million or 7 cents in the same quarter last year.

During the third quarter, Franklin Covey plans to exit the publishing business in Japan and restructured its U.S./Canada direct office operations.

Lindsay Corporation (LNN) rose 15 cents to $91.57 after the infrastructure services provider said revenues in the third-quarter ending in May jumped 7.2% from a year ago to $151.5 million.

Net income in the quarter soared 14.6% to $11 million or $1.02 per diluted share from $9.6 million or 90 cents in the same quarter last year.

Lindsay said revenues in the U.S. irrigation equipment business increased on higher selling prices and improved volume and revenues in the infrastructure segment surged 31% to $31.5 million.

Micron Technology, Inc (MU) declined 4.2% to $1.34 to $30.16 after the memory chip maker said revenues in the third-quarter ending on June 1 surged 92% from a year ago to $5.6 billion.

Net in the quarter swung to profit $1.6 billion or $1.40 per diluted share from a loss of $215 million or 21 cents in the same quarter last year.

The NAND and DRAM memory maker said quarter ended with cash, marketable investments, and restricted cash of $4.90 billion.

Nike Inc (NIKE) surged 8.3% or $4.47 to $57.64 after the athletic footwear, apparel and equipment maker reported revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in May jumped 5% from a year ago to $8.7 billion.

Net income in the quarter jumped 19% to $1 billion or 60 cents per diluted share from $846 million or 49 cents in the same quarter last year.

Nike confirmed the pilot program to sell some items directly through Amazon.com marketplace.

""In the US, we''re executing a new pilot with Amazon with a limited Nike product assortment. We''re in the early stages, but we look forward to evaluating the results of the pilot,"" said chief executive officer Mark Parker.

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