reported growth in income and revenue in the third quarter and met analysts' estimates for the period.
The company earned $150 million, or 91 cents a diluted share, compared with $126 million, or 77 cents a share, a year ago. According to
First Call/Thomson Financial
, 13 analysts expected the company to earn 91 cents a share in the third quarter.
Total revenue for the quarter rose 17% to $905 million from $775 million a year earlier.