LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here last week said its net income grew 23.5% in the second quarter, to $199.4 million, compared with results from the year-ago period.
out $402.8 million, up 15.5%. Publix's sales for the first half of 2004 totaled about $9.2 billion, a 9.1% increase.
Based on the most recent appraisal, Publix said its stock increased $6.25 from $52.25 per share to $58.50 per share. The company's stock is not publicly traded and is available only to Publix employees and directors.