For the third quarter, the aerospace technology company and defense contractor reported earnings of $665 million, or $1.99 a share, up 19% from $557 million, or $1.53 a share in the same period a year ago. Total sales were $12.12 billion, up 7% over the year-ago period.
Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.81 per share on revenue of $11.74 billion.
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