Patterson Cos. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205416678/composite PDCO +1.83% said Wednesday it had net income of $48.3 million, or 49 cents a share, in its fiscal second quarter to Oct. 30, down from $54.1 million, or 56 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to 58 cents, ahead of the 51 cent FactSet consensus. The provider of dental equipment and animal health products said sales rose to $1.65 billion from $1.55 billion a year ago, also ahead of the $1.58 billion FactSet consensus. "Given our momentum and confidence in the business, we are increasing our adjusted EPS guidance range for fiscal 2022," CEO Mark Walchirk said in a statement. The company is now expecting fiscal 2022 EPS to range from $1.69 to $1.79, up from prior guidance of $1.64 to $1.74. It expects adjusted EPS to range from $2.00 to $2.10, compared with prior guidance of $1.95 to $2.05. The FactSet consensus is for $2.02. Shares were not yet active premarket but have gained 6% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.43% has gained 21.6%.