Steel maker Nucor Corp. says strong shipments and growing margins lifted its second-quarter profit by 68 percent, beating Wall Street expectations.
Nucor said Thursday it earned $580.8 million, or $1.94 per share, in the quarter ended June 28. That's up from $344.9 million, or $1.14 per share, a year ago.
Nucor says its sales rose 70 percent to $7.09 billion, partly on higher volumes. It says its average sales price climbed 24 percent.
Now ain't that a surprise! i wonder how it's customers are doing?