Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. LECO reported earnings of 81 cents per share in fourth-quarter 2016, up 8% year over year. Earnings came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Including one-time items, earnings in the year-ago quarter were 81cents compared with 68 cents in the prior year quarter. The reported quarter did not include any such adjustments.
Total revenue edged down 0.7% year over year to $564 million. Sales, however, beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $547 million.
Roper Technologies also boasts a Zacks Rank #1 and has delivered an average positive earnings surprise of 0.92% in the trailing four quarters. Apogee, another Zacks Rank #1 stock, has an average positive earnings surprise of 13.24% for the past four quarters.
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