Ryder Sees 3Q Charge on Market Downturn for Some Trucks - TheStreet


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will record a third-quarter pretax charge of $34 million to $37 million, or 35 to 39 cents a share, because of an industry-wide downturn in the market for new and used Class 8 trucks.

The rental-truck leasing company said its EPS, excluding charges, should meet analysts' expectations. A seven-analyst poll by

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produced a consensus earnings estimate of 60 cents a share for the company's third quarter. The company earned 51 cents a share in the year-ago period.