reported third-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations by two cents.
The chocolate and confectionery maker earned $107.4 million, or 78 cents a share, up from $87.6 million, or 62 cents a share, last year. Twelve analysts expected the company to post earnings of 76 cents a share, according to a
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Quarterly revenue rose to $1.20 billion from $1.07 billion a year ago.