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Whirlpool (WHR) - Get Whirlpool Corporation Report posted a small rise in third-quarter earnings and guided in line for the fourth quarter.

The Newton, Iowa, appliance maker made $134 million, or $1.68 a share, from continuing operations for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up from the year-ago $114 million, or $1.66 a share. Revenue rose to $4.84 billion from $3.6 billion a year ago.

Including the results of the discontinued Hoover, Dixie Narco and Jade businesses, latest-quarter earnings were $1.47 a share.

Analysts were looking for a $1.46-a-share profit on sales of $4.83 billion.

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Operating performance reflected strong growth internationally but was hit by higher material costs and expenses tied to the Maytag acquisition. Excluding Maytag, sales rose 8% from a year ago.

The company said it expects to make $6-$6.25 a share for the year and $9 next year.