(Reuters) - U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co
The company, which makes Patriot missiles and a wide array of other military equipment, said it now expects earnings per share of $5.51 to $5.61 from continuing operations for the full year, up from an earlier forecast of $5.26 to $5.41.
Raytheon said second-quarter earnings per share rose to $1.50 from $1.41 in the year earlier period, while net income attributable to Raytheon rose to $488 million from $471 million.
Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S had expected earnings per share of $1.30 on $5.8 billion in revenues.
Revenue, which had fallen in the first quarter, expanded by 2.1 percent to $6.12 billion in the second quarter, Raytheon said. It raised its forecast for full-year revenues to a range of $23.5 billion to $23.7 billion, up from an earlier forecast of $23.2 billion to $23.7 billion.
Raytheon's results were largely in line with those reported earlier this week by Lockheed Martin Corp
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)