Dial ( DL) affirmed its second-quarter earnings forecast, which falls in line with analysts' expectations.

The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company said it expects to earn 33 cents a share, up from last year's 31 cents a share. Analysts polled by First Call also expect 33 cents a share, on average.

Last month, Dial made an earnings prediction that fell a penny short of analysts' predictions at the time of 34 cents a share. Since that time, analysts have lowered their forecast.

Shares of the soapmaker closed at $19.85 on Thursday.

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