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NBTY Sales Rise

The fourth quarter beats estimates.
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NBTY (NTY) said fourth-quarter sales will beat Wall Street targets.

The Bohemia, N.Y., nutritional supplement maker said sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 will be $468 million, up 8% from a year ago and ahead of the $462 million Thomson Financial forecast.

The company said wholesale sales rose 11% from a year ago to $218 million, while European retail sales rose 6% to $142 million. Puritan's Pride sales rose 9% to $52 million, and North American retail sales were flat at $56 million.

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