Fisher Scientific (FSH) rose modestly late Monday after the company beat third-quarter targets.

The Hampton, N.H., company made $149 million, or $1.12 a share, from continuing operations for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. That's up from the year-ago $94 million, or 74 cents a share. Revenue rose to $1.51 billion from $1.36 billion a year earlier.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial were looking for a $1.02-a-share profit on revenue of $1.49 billion.

The company, which is merging with

Thermo Electron

(TMO) - Get Report

, also boosted full-year guidance, saying it expects to make $4.65 to $4.70 a share on an adjusted basis.