Brambles Ltd [ASX:BXB] climbed 6.45%, to a high of $10.22, this morning.
The jump wasn’t enough to recover from the stock’s 24% tumble in the first two months of this year. But sentiment surrounding the stock has certainly lifted.
What happened to the Brambles share price?
Today, Brambles reported sales for the first nine months of FY17. The company generated US$4.09 billion (AU$5.42 billion), up 4% on the prior corresponding period.
‘Overall, our business delivered a solid performance in the third quarter despite ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty, softer FMCG demand in Southern Europe and the US, and robust competition in most markets,’ Brambles CEO Graham Chipchase said.
What now for BXB shares?
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Junior Analyst, Money Morning