beat Wall Street's estimates by a penny in the latest third quarter.
The defense systems and aviation company earned $1.02 a share, before a gain, in the third quarter, a penny ahead of the 11-analyst
First Call/Thomson Financial
consensus estimate. The company earned 91 cents a share for the same period a year ago.
Sales for the latest third quarter rose to $2.50 billion from $2.22 billion a year earlier. The company attributed the higher revenue mainly to sales of Gulfstream jets and information technology services.