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Raytheon tops 4Q profit forecasts

January 28, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Raytheon blew past Wall Street’s profit expectations for the fourth quarter and said Thursday that it expects both profit and revenue to improve this year.

The Waltham, Massachusetts, company earned $571 million, or $1.89 per share. Adjusted for one-time gains and costs, Raytheon’s per-share earnings of $1.93 were well above the $1.79 projected by analysts, according to Zacks Investment Research.

The defense contractor posted revenue of $6.33 billion.

For the year, the company reported profit of $2.07 billion, or $6.80 per share. Revenue was reported as $23.25 billion.

Raytheon expects full-year earnings for 2016 to be $6.80 to $7 per share, with revenue in the range of $24 billion to $24.5 billion.

Shares of Raytheon Co. have fallen 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has decreased nearly 8 percent. The stock has climbed 13 percent in the last 12 months.

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