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Birthday : 06/16/1947
Place of birth : France
Linked companies : Johnson Matthey PLC - Akzo Nobel NV
Biography : Patrick Webster Thomas is a British businessperson who has been the head of 5 different companies an

Sysco Shares Rise on Earnings Beat

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08/12/2019 | 11:53am EDT

By Patrick Thomas

Sysco Corp. (SYY) shares rose 3.6% to $72.54 after it reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Monday.

The Houston-based food-service company posted a profit of $535.8 million, or $1.03 a share, compared with $448.9 million, or 85 cents a share, a year earlier.

The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.10 a share, above the $1.06 analysts polled by FactSet were expecting. Revenue rose 1% to $15.47 billion.

Analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target to $80 a share and gave the stock an outperform rating.

Write to Patrick Thomas at patrick.thomas@wsj.com

Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC -1.47% 2806 Delayed Quote.1.75%
SYSCO CORPORATION -0.04% 73.25 Delayed Quote.16.96%
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