DuPont says profit to beat estimates

DuPont Co. said it expects to post first-quarter profit that exceeds analysts“ highest estimates as the second-largest chemical maker cuts jobs and benefits from higher sales of farm chemicals and se…

DuPont Co. said it expects to post first-quarter profit that exceeds analysts“ highest estimates as the second-largest chemical maker cuts jobs and benefits from higher sales of farm chemicals and seeds. The high estimate from Thomson Financial/First Call is for 51 cents a share. DuPont“s costs are falling after the company eliminated 5,500 jobs in the last year. The company also had higher sales of crop-protection chemicals and seeds at its Pioneer Hi-Bred International unit.