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What: Shares of water equipment maker Mueller Water Products
So what: The company said revenue rose 6% to $275.9 million in the fiscal third quarter and earnings per share came in at $0.05, up from a loss last year. Both results were slightly ahead of analyst estimates.
Now what: Positive comments from management were likely helping drive the stock higher, because the market has been fearing worsening economic trends in recent months. CEO Greg Hyland pointed to positive residential construction market trends as helping the company, and if they continue, they'll help push sales higher. Mueller is coming off three quarters of losses, so the profit is good, but it's not enough for me to think a turnaround is compete, and I'm selling the pop today.
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