ANKENY, Iowa (AP) _ Casey's General Stores Inc. (CASY) on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $120.6 million.
On a per-share basis, the Ankeny, Iowa-based company said it had net income of $3.24.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2 per share.
The convenience store chain posted revenue of $2.11 billion in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.13 billion.
Casey's shares have climbed 9.5% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $174.13, an increase of slightly more than 2% in the last 12 months.
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