FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Boeing worker Paul Covaci reaches out to touch a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. Boeing Co. reports earnings Wednesday, Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing tops all expectations on strong defense spending

October 24, 2018 - 7:09 am

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing is topping expectations for the third quarter and raising its outlook for the year on burgeoning defense spending.

Shares are up more than 2 percent before the opening bell Wednesday.

The Chicago plane maker had a profit of $2.36 billion, or $4.07 per share. Adjusted per-share profit was $3.58, exceeding estimates by 13 cents, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.

Revenue was $25.15 billion, also breezing past projections for $23.72 billion.

Boeing Co.'s earnings projections are now between $14.90 and $15.10 per share for 2018, up from $14.30 to $14.50, with revenue in the range of $98 billion to $100 billion.

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