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What: Shares of Myers Industries (NYSE:MYE) jumped as much as 12% today after the company reported second-quarter earnings.

So what: Sales jumped 13% to $204 million and net income was up 47% to $8.3 million, or $0.25 per share. Analysts were only expecting $198.1 million in revenue and $0.21 in earnings, so the results were much more than investors had hoped for.  

Now what: The material handling business led results during the quarter, driven by the acquisition of Novel and Jamco. The lawn and garden segment was the weakest with a 4% decline in revenue; management said that it was going forward with an $8 million annual cost reduction plan in that business. All in all, the results were solid but the company needs to continue posting strong revenue after two earnings misses before we can call the results a trend.

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