LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets here on Monday said its second-quarter net income was up 9.7%, to $382.4 million, as comparable-store sales rose 4.2%. Total sales for the period were up 5.8%, to $6.6 billion. The company's stock, which is not publicly traded, increased in value to $22.05 per share, from $21.65. Through the first half, Publix said net income was up 9.5%, to $780.5 million, on a 5.1% increase in sales, to $13.4 billion. First-half comps rose 3.5%. "I'm proud our good ...
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