SunTrust profit rises on higher non-interest income

Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:10am EST

Jan 18 (Reuters) - SunTrust Banks Inc's quarterly profit rose as expenses fell and non-interest income rose.

Net income rose to $350 million, or 65 cents per share, from $71 million, or 13 cents share, a year earlier.

Analysts on average were expecting the regional bank to earn 61 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.