Ford-102414.jpg Automaker Ford Motor Co. on Friday reported a 34 percent decline in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting lower revenue and volume. This includes lower profit in North America due to higher warranty costs and lower volume. However, adjusted earnings per share for the quarter beat analysts' estimates. Ford affirmed its pre-tax profit guidance for fiscal 2014 and 2015.
Colgate-Palmolive-102414.jpg Consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive Co. Friday reported a decline in the third-quarter profit, amid flat sales and lower margins. Organic sales grew 3.5 percent, with growth across all operating divisions. Adjusted earnings matched analysts' estimates.
UPS-102414.jpg Package delivery giant United Parcel Service, Inc. reported Friday a profit for the third quarter that grew 11 percent from last year, reflecting revenue growth amid improvements across operational segments. Earnings per share and quarterly revenues topped analysts' expectations. The company also reaffirmed its earnings guidance for the full-year 2014.
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