DuPont expects profit to beat estimates

DuPont Co. said recently that it expected second-quarter earnings would surpass analyst estimates, signaling a rebound in sales for a company that had been hurt by the economic slowdown. DuPont, based…

DuPont Co. said recently that it expected second-quarter earnings would surpass analyst estimates, signaling a rebound in sales for a company that had been hurt by the economic slowdown. DuPont, based in Wilmington, Delaware, US, now expects to earn 64 cents to 67 cents a share in the second quarter, compared with its previous estimate of 55 cents and well above the 41 cents it earned in the period a year ago. Analysts on average had forecast earnings of 56 cents a share.