Tennant Co. shares are down about 2.5% in early trading after the company lowered its 2014 profit guidance during the discussion of its 4Q results this morning.
Tennant, a Minneapolis-based maker of industrial and commercial cleaning supplies and equipment, said it expects to make $2.50 to $2.80 a share in profit for 2014. The consensus forecast from analysts had been $2.83. Tennant said it was on a drive to boost revenue. The company's 4Q adjusted profit of 65 cents a share also came in below expectations of 71 cents.
Here's the five-day chart on Tennant, which makes today's dip plainly visible:
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