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No Ascent for Avery Dennison: Fool by Numbers

On Tuesday, office-products maker Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY  ) released Q3 2006 earnings for the period ending Sept. 30, 2006.

  • Restructuring and asset impairment charges, as well as a reserve for environmental remediation, cost Avery Dennison $0.13 a share. Without those items, the firm booked $0.98 in per-share earnings, beating the Street consensus by $0.02.

  • Organic sales grew 4%, which management attributed to higher volume and a better pricing and product mix.

  • Free cash flow was up more than 45% year over year.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

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  • Bemis (NYSE: BMS  )
  • Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL  )
  • 3M (NYSE: MMM  )

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