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Market Update

U.S. Movers: Analogic, Brady, Kroger, Ulta Salon, United Natural Foods


Author: Mukesh Buch
ticker.com
Last Update: 11:41 AM ET September 13 2013

11:40 AM New York Analogic net climbed 28% and Brady net swung to loss but sales climbed 22%. Kroger sales soared 14% after sales jumped 5% and Ulta Salon sales and profit surged. United Natural Foods net jumped 28%.

Analogic Corporation (ALOG) gained 1.7% or $1.32 to $81.04 after the medical imaging and security system maker reported revenue in the fourth quarter ending in July jumped 10% to $166.2 million. Net income in the quarter jumped 27.6% to $11.7 million or 93 cents a diluted share compared to $12.1 million or 96 cents.

Brady Corporation (BRC) fell 5 cents to $30.47 after the identification solution provider said net sales in the fourth quarter ending in July climbed 22.2% to $309.1 million. Net in the quarter swung to a loss $177.3 million or $3.43 a diluted share compared to a net earnings of $11.7 million or 22 cents.

Comverse, Inc. (CNSI) rose 3 cents to $31.17 cents the billing software provider stated total revenue in the second quarter ending in July grew 0.9% to $169.7 million. Net in the quarter swung to a loss $17.01 million or 77 cents a diluted share compared to a net income of $9.53 million or 43 cents.

The Kroger Co (KR) jumped 23 cents to $38.85 after the food retailer reported total sales in the second quarter ending in July jumped 4.6% to $22.7 billion. Net earnings in the quarter soared 13.6% to $317 million or 60 cents a diluted share compared to $279 million or 51 cents.

Stratasys, Ltd declined 4.4% or $4.31 to $93.48 after the 3D printer provider has priced its secondary offering of 4,500,000 of its ordinary shares at a price at $93 a share.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (ULTA) surged 16.9% or $16.97 to $117.13 after the beauty retailer reported net sales in the second quarter ending on August 3 soared 24.8% to $601 million. Same store sales in the quarter climbed 8.4%.

Net income in the quarter surged 28.3% to $44.9 million or 70 cents a diluted share compared to $35 million, or 54 cents.

United Natural Foods, Inc (UNFI) soared 10.7% or $6.42 to $66.39 after the specialty foods distributor said net sales in the fourth quarter ending on August 3 climbed 22.2% to $1.64 billion. Same store sales in the quarter climbed 8.4%.

Net income in the quarter jumped 27.6% to $32.1 million or 65 cents a diluted share compared to $25.1 million, or 51 cents.

Operating income for the quarter soared 30.6% to $56.1 million from $43 million in the same period of last year.

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