Barnes Group (B -2%) says it's completed the sale of its North American distribution business to...

|About: Barnes Group Inc (B)|By:, SA News Editor

Barnes Group (B -2%) says it's completed the sale of its North American distribution business to MSC Industrial Direct (MSM +0.5%), for approximately $550M in cash. As a result of the sale, B has updated FY13 guidance, saying that it will report the sold unit as discontinued operations beginning with Q1. It now expects FY13 revenue from continuing operations to grow 17% to 20% Y/Y. GAAP EPS are now anticipated to be in the range of $1.71 to $1.86.