A number of big-name dividend stocks reported earnings today before the opening bell. Check out our run-down of their quarterly reports below.
Sherwin-Williams Earnings Rise, Cuts Outlook
Paint supply retailer Sherwin-Williams Company (SHW) reported third quarter earnings of $262.97 million, or $2.55 per share, up 12% from $234.95 million, or $2.24 per share, a year ago. On average, analysts expected to see earnings of $2.64 per share. Total sales were $2.85 billion, down from $2.6 billion last year. Analysts expected to see sales of $2.78 billion. Looking forward, the company has lowered its estimates for FY2013 from a range of $7.45 to $7.55 per share to a new range of $7.00 to $7.30 per share. Analysts expect to see earnings of $7.69 billion.
Eaton Corporation Q3 Profits Match Estimates, Reports Weak Outlook
Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (