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U.S. Movers: Acuity Brands, General Mills, Monsanto, Nike, Worthington Ind


Author: Mukesh Buch
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Last Update: 2:24 AM ET June 29 2016

2:00 PM New York Acuity Brands net and revenues soared. Schulman surged after net swung to profit on 16% jump in revenues. General Mills net soared 39%. Monsanto profit tumbled 37% on 9% decline in revenues. Nike profit fell but revenues jumped 6%. Worthington Ind net more than doubled.

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Acuity Brands, Inc (AYI) gained 1.3% or $3.24 to $247.90 after the lighting solutions provider said revenues in the third-quarter ending in May soared 25% from a year ago to $851.5 million.

Net income in the quarter surged 15% to $74 million or $1.69 per diluted share compared to $64.5 million or $1.48 per share from the same quarter last year.

A Schulman Inc (SHLM) surged 14.6% or $3.08 to $24.25 after the plastic formulations, resins maker stated net sales in the third-quarter ending in May jumped 15.9% from a year ago to $650.4 million.

Net in the quarter swung to profit $15.5 million or 53 cents per diluted share compared to a loss of $9.9 million or 34 cents per share from the same quarter last year.

General Mills, Inc (GIS) increased 2.2% or $1.48 to $67.24 after the food processor reported revenues in the fourth-quarter ending on May 29 declined 6.1% from a year ago to $16.6 billion.

Net income in the quarter soared 39% to $1.7 billion or $2.77 per diluted share compared to $1.2 billion or $1.97 per share from the same quarter last year.

Monsanto Company (MON) rose 1% or $1.02 to $102.11 after the agricultural products maker stated revenues in the third-quarter ending in May slumped 8.5% from a year ago to $4.19 billion.

Net income in the quarter tumbled 36.8% to $717 million or $1.63 per diluted share compared to $1.14 billion or $2.39 per share from the same quarter last year.

The company forecasted diluted earnings per share in the year between $4.40 and $5.10 and said the company is on-track to deliver $165 million to $210 million in savings from its restructuring program in fiscal year 2016.

Nike Inc (NKE) advanced 2.2% or $1.13 to $54.22 after the athletic footwear and accessories maker reported revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in May jumped 6% from a year ago to $8.24 billion.

Net income in the quarter fell 2% to $846 million compared to $865 million and diluted earnings per share were flat at 49 cents from the same quarter last year.

Worthington Industries, Inc (WOR) added 1% or 38 cents to $37.34 after the diversified metals manufacturer said revenues in the fourth-quarter ending in May plunged 15.5% from a year ago to $714.7 million.

Net income in the quarter more than doubled to $58.5 million or 92 cents per diluted share compared to $28.9 million or 44 cents per share from the same quarter last year.
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