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Market Update

TRW Automotive, Whirlpool Jump; Cray, Fastenal, PriceSmart Drop


Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 12:07 PM ET July 11 2014

12:05 PM New York Cray won $174 million contract from National Nuclear Security Administration. Fastenal profit and sales climbed. PriceSmart net surged 15%. Whirlpool plans to buy 67% voting stock of Italy-based Indesit for $1.03 billion. Wells Fargo net jumped 4%.

Tollbooth Index increased 0.7% or 6.62 to 9,419.86.

The Sensex Index dropped 348.40 or 1.4% to close at 25,024.35 The CNX Nifty slumped 108.15 to 7,459.60. For the week ended, Sensex declined 3.6%.

Earnings Review

Cray Inc (CRAY) plunged 5.3% or $1.68 to $29.81 after the super computers maker won the largest contracts to provide the National Nuclear Security Administration with a next generation Cray X supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion storage system valued $174 million.

Fastenal Company (FAST) declined 4.6% or $2.20 to $45.96 after the industrial and construction material supplier said net sales in the second-quarter ending in June soared 12% to $949.9 million from a year ago.

Net earnings in the quarter climbed 7.9% to $130.5 million or 44 cents a diluted share compared to $121 million or 41 cents from a year ago quarter.

PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) plunged 6.6% or $5.71 to $80.50 after the discount store stated total revenue in the third-quarter ending in May jumped 7.6% to $615 million from a year ago.

Net income in the quarter surged 15% to $21.3 million or 70 cents a diluted share compared to $18.5 million or 61 cents from a year earlier.

Reynolds American Inc (RAI) slipped 52 cents to $61.72 after the cigarette maker and Lorillard Inc is in talks to sell some of their brands to U.K.-based Imperial Tobacco Group Plc.

U.K.-based British American Tobacco owns 42% of Reynolds and to require approving the merger.

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW) jumped 2.2% or $2.16 to $101.05 after the auto-parts maker received a non-binding buyout offer and the company is assessing the deal as well as considering the other options.

Whirlpool Corporation (WHR) gained 1.5% or $2.14 to $141.35 after the home appliances maker said it will buy 66.8% voting stock of Italy-based Indesit Co SpA, the white goods maker for about 758 million or $1.03 billion to expand its business in Europe.

The transaction is expected to close by the end of this year.

Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) dropped 51 cents to $51.30 after the financial service provider reported revenue in the second-quarter ending in June fell 1.4% to $21.1 billion a year ago period.

Net income in the quarter jumped 4% to $5.73 million or $1.01 a diluted share compared to $5.52 million or 98 cents from a year earlier.

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