raised its second-quarter earnings guidance to reflect strength across most of its product lines.
The company said it expects underlying earnings of 64 cents to 67 cents a share in the quarter, well above the 56 cents expected by analysts polled by First Call. DuPont earned 41 cents in the year-ago quarter.
DuPont also said its second quarter will include a noncash impairment charge related to its evaluation of goodwill in accordance with SFAS 142.
The shares were trading at $44 on Instinet after closing Monday at $43.11.