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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ CarMax Inc. (KMX) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $296.7 million.
The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.79 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.03 per share.
The used car dealership chain posted revenue of $5.37 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.21 billion.
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CarMax shares have climbed 21% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has stayed nearly flat. The stock has risen 22% in the last 12 months.
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