TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO), Canada’s fourth-biggest lender, on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings which were ahead of expectations, driven by strong growth from its Canadian retail and wealth management businesses.
The bank reported earnings per share of C$2.05, up from C$1.86 a year ago. Analysts had on average expected earnings of C$2.00 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Reporting by Matt Scuffham. Editing by Jane Merriman