11:45 PM New York City, New York – Emerson Electric agreed to acquire a unit of General Electric. Lamb Weston net surged 29% on 12% jump in revenues. PepsiCo net jumped 16%. Paychex forecasted rising revenues in key segments.
Tollbooth Index slipped 80.97 or 0.5% to 16,556.17 but for the year-to-date soared 20.3%.
The Emerson Electric Company
) rose 20 cents to $77.88 after the engineering services products maker agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric for undisclosed financial terms.
The transaction is expected to close in the first-half of fiscal 2019.
Lamb Weston Holdings Inc
) soared 5.3% or $3.52 to $69.46 after the frozen potato products maker reported net sales in the first-quarter ending on August 26 soared 12% from a year ago to $914.9 million.
Net income in the quarter surged 29% to $107.8 million or 73 cents per diluted share from $83.4 million or 56 cents in the same quarter last year.
Lamb Weston forecasted fiscal 2019 net sales growth in mid-single digits and operating profit in the range of $860 million to $870 million.
) slipped 1.8% or $1.94 to $108.77 after the non-alcoholic beverages, foods and snacks maker reported net revenues in the third-quarter ending in net revenues in the third-quarter ending on September 9 rose 1.5% from a year ago to $16.5 billion.
Net income in the quarter jumped 16% to $2.5 billion or $1.75 per diluted share from $2.1 billion or $1.49 in the same quarter last year.
) gained 60 cents to $74.32 after the payroll outsourcing services provider said total revenues in the first-quarter ending in August jumped 9% from a year ago to $862.8 million.
Net income in the quarter soared 16% to $243.6 million or 67 cents per diluted share from $210.4 million or 58 cents in the same quarter last year.
Paychex forecasted fiscal 2019 revenue growth in the professional employer organization in double-digit and in the insurance services to increase in the range of 18% to 20%.