It now expects full-year core earnings-per-share in a range of $3.91 to $3.96. The upper end of its previous forecast was for earnings of $4.01 per share. Smaller rival Colgate-Palmolive also reported that higher costs pressured its earnings last quarter, though the toothpaste and dishwashing liquid maker met analysts' profit expectations. Colgate has passed some costs on to consumers of its bars of soap and certain other goods. Unilever, maker of Dove soap and Hellmann's mayonnaise, also said it would look to cut operational costs to help offset rising material prices.
During the quarter
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