Canada's Jean Coutu profit down, but revenue rises

Oct 10 (Reuters) - Canadian pharmacy chain Jean Coutu GroupInc reported a lower quarterly profit on Wednesdaydespite higher revenue, because the sale of an investment hadboosted earnings in the year-earlier quarter.

Net profit for the second quarter that ended Sept. 1, fellto C$51.2 million ($52.3 million), or 23 Canadian cents a share,from C$66.4 million, or 29 Canadian cents, a year earlier.

Revenue rose to C$658.7 million from C$635.2 million. ($1 = $0.98 Canadian)

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