July 24 Diversified manufacturer Ametek Inc
reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on
growth at its aerospace and oil and gas businesses, and the
company raised its full-year profit forecast.
For the full year, the company expects earnings between
$1.83 and $1.85 per share, up from its prior forecast of $1.80
to $1.83 per share.
Second-quarter net income rose to $113.7 million, or 47
cents per share, from $94.1 million, or 39 cents per share, a
Net sales rose 9 percent to $825.9 million. Sales at its
electronic instruments segment grew 11 percent to $452.1
Analysts on average expected the company to earn 46 cents
per share on revenue of $861.5 million, according to Thomson