Mercedes upturn helps DaimlerChrysler Q3 op profit


FRANKFURT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler's third-quarter operating profit rose 38 percent to 1.84 billion euros ($2.20 billion), easily beating analyst expectations, as flagship luxury division Mercedes Car Group positively surprised. The world's fifth-biggest carmaker reiterated on Tuesday its forecast for slightly higher 2005 operating profit excluding restructuring costs for its loss-making Smart small car brand. The 23 analysts polled by Reuters had on average expected operating ...

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