United Technologies Comfortable With Fourth-Quarter, Year Views

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United Technologies

confirmed that it is comfortable with analysts' expectations for the fourth quarter and full year.

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The Hartford, Conn., company, which makes Otis elevators and Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings of 83 cents a share and earnings of $3.54 a share for the year, according to

First Call/Thomson Financial

. The company, a component of the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

, also reiterated that it expects 15% earnings growth for 2001.

Shares of United Technologies were recently trading higher, up $1.56, or 2.3%, to $70.94 in

New York Stock Exchange

composite trading.