International Paper Becomes Latest Dow Member to Warn

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International Paper

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said today that it will miss Wall Street's fourth-quarter earnings estimates by about 14 cents a share, citing rising energy costs and market-related downtime.

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The paper products company, which is based in Purchase, N.Y., joins a growing list of Dow components, including


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to offer a bleak forecast.

The company said it expects to earn 30 cents a share for the quarter, well below the 55 cents International Paper earned in the year-ago period. Ten analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

called for the company to earn 44 cents in the fourth quarter.

"We expected a seasonal slowdown in the quarter, but rising fuel costs and concerns about the economic outlook are impacting our business across the board," the company said in a statement.

Shares of International Paper fell $1.94, or 4.9%, to $37.56 in recent

New York Stock Exchange