Avnet Fiscal Q2 Sales up 4.8%

Avnet, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVT) today announced results for its second quarter ended January 2, 2021. Fiscal Second Quarter Key Financial Highlights: Sales of $4.7 billion up from $4.5 billion in the prior year quarter, supported by record sales in Asia of $2.2 billion, up 16% year over year. On constant currency basis, organic sales increased 4.8% after adjusting for 14 weeks of activity in the…

U.S. Manufacturing Expects 6.9% Sales Growth in 2021

Expansion of U.S. manufacturing growth that began trending upward last summer is expected to continue through 2021, along with growing capital spending and rising capacity utilization, according to the Institute for Supply Management. ISM’s semiannual economic forecast predicts U.S. manufacturers will record a healthy net increase in revenues totaling 6.9 percent this year, reversing a…