Nucor earnings rise on higher shipments and prices

April 24 Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:15am EDT

April 24 (Reuters) - Steelmaker Nucor Corp reported a rise in first-quarter earnings on Thursday as shipments and average sale prices increased from a year earlier.

Earnings rose to $110.0 million, or 35 cents a share, from $84.8 million, or 26 cents, a year earlier. Net sales rose 12 percent to $5.11 billion. (Reporting by Allison Martell; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)