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Oshkosh cruises past estimates; Swift down on quarterly income

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A manufacturer and a trucking company with midstate operations reported quarterly earnings this week.

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp., the heavy truck and equipment manufacturer and parent firm of JLG Industries Inc., today reported fiscal 2014 first-quarter net income of $54.9 million, or 63 cents per diluted share, compared with $46.3 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013.

Analysts had expected 33 cents, according to Yahoo Finance.

The company’s board of directors also declared a quarterly cash dividend of 15 cents per share. That is payable on Feb. 27 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 13.

Shares of Oshkosh are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OSK.

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Arizona-based Swift Transportation Co., the nation’s largest truckload provider, reported its fourth quarter and annual figures on Monday.

Swift, which has a transportation terminal on Route 72 in Lebanon County, posted fourth-quarter net income of $45.3 million, or 32 cents per diluted share, compared with $54.7 million, or 39 cents per diluted share, in the final quarter of 2012.

For the year, Swift reported net income of $155.4 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, compared with $140.1 million, or $1 per diluted share, in 2012.

The company trades its shares on the NYSE under the ticker symbol SWFT.

Jason Scott

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