, which owns brands such as Moen, Master Lock, Titleist and Jim Beam, met Wall Street's expectations for the third quarter.
The company reported third-quarter earnings excluding charges of 51 cents a diluted share, in line with the 11-analyst
First Call/Thomson Financial
consensus estimate. The company had income of 42 cents a share in the same quarter a year ago.
Sales in the quarter rose to $1.40 billion from $1.34 billion in the year-earlier period.