LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said its stock price has increased $5 to $51.50, based on its most recent appraisal, the highest price the stock has ever reached. Andrew Wolf, an equity analyst with BB&T Capital Markets, Richmond, Va., noted that the company's success at boosting both sales and earnings simultaneously is what caused the appraisal to increase. "Publix is one of the top retailers in the country, arguably the top conventional food retailer," he said. The ...
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