Among the earnings stories for Wednesday, Sept. 9, from AP Financial News:
HOUSTON (AP) ¿ Men's Wearhouse said its second-quarter profit rose 20 percent even though sales fell, as it reduced its operating costs.
LAS VEGAS (AP) ¿ Casino equipment maker Shuffle Master Inc. said its third-quarter profit jumped 87 percent as it kept a lid on expenses.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) ¿ Pistol maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.'s profit surged ahead of Wall Street expectations in the fiscal first quarter, as the company said sales of handguns and tactical rifles were strong.SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) ¿ Plastic packaging company AEP Industries Inc. reported a fiscal third-quarter profit as sales fell 8 percent, partly due to lower selling prices. DAYTON, Ohio (AP) ¿ Rex Stores Corp. said its second-quarter profit fell 31 percent in a quarter when it closed its remaining company-owned retail stores.