LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - British engineering group Tomkins Plc met forecasts on Thursday with a six percent rise in third-quarter underlying profit and said it remained on track to prepare the company for an eventual upturn in its markets. Operating profit before exceptional items and goodwill amortisation for the three months to the end of September was 74.4 million pounds ($126.4 million). Analysts had forecast between 70 million and 77 million pounds for the third quarter.
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