Core sales for the diversified industrial manufacturer increased 3.6 percent.
Day: October 26, 2010
The index's three-month moving average, CFNAI-MA3, ticked down to -0.33 in September.
The industrial distributor expects higher demand to continue.
Organically, third quarter sales increased 12 percent.
Air Products sales for fiscal year 2010 were up 9 percent.
Organic sales for the diversified global manufacturing company increased 7.9 percent during the quarter.
Year-to-date sales increased 2.5 percent over the same period a year ago.
Profit for the distributor of medical and surgical supplies declined 9.2 percent for the quarter.