DuPont profit jumps 52 percent as margins improve

By Reuters

Oct 28, 2014 07:14 AM EDT

DuPont (DD.N), the biggest U.S. chemicals producer by market value, reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly profit as operating margins rose in five of its seven businesses.

Net income attributable to DuPont rose to $433 million, or 47 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $285 million, or 30 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales fell 3 percent to $7.51 billion.

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