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Campbell Soup Co (NYSE: CPB) reported a 71% gain in its fiscal second-quarter profit.

Campbell's quarterly earnings surged to $325 million, or $1.03 per share, versus $190 million, or $0.60 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding special costs, it earned $1.04 per share.

Its sales climbed 5.5% to $2.28 billion. However, analysts were projecting earnings of $0.73 per share on revenue of $2.27 billion.

Campbell's gross margin rose to 35.7% versus 35.2%.

Campbell shares gained 3.77% to $42.40 in pre-market trading.

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