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Airgas Earnings May Miss Guidance as Sales Unchanged

March 21, 2013

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Airgas Inc. (ARG:US), the largest U.S. distributor of packaged gases, said it may miss earnings guidance for its fiscal fourth-quarter ending March 31 after “organic” sales growth was flat through February.

Unless the Radnor, Pennsylvania-based company sees a “strong” finish to the quarter, the disappointing sales numbers suggest Airgas may miss the low end of its adjusted earnings guidance of $1.18 to $1.24 a share by about 4 percent, Executive Chairman Peter McCausland said today in a statement.

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  • ARG
    (Airgas Inc)
    • $114.94 USD
    • 2.05
    • 1.78%
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