UPDATE 1-Altana's profit beats estimates, cuts sales goal


(Adds analyst comment, details, share price indication) FRANKFURT, April 29 (Reuters) - German specialty chemicals group Altana lowered its 2008 sales forecast because of the weak dollar even as first-quarter core profit rose thanks to higher sales of additives and pigments for use in the paint, packaging and car industries. First-quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 16 percent to 71.7 million euros ($112 million), beating the 70 million ...

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