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Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- U.S. Army orders have slowed more than expected given uncertainty about the U.S. budget outlook as well as the end of U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, weighing on sales in General Dynamics Corp's combat division, the company's chief executive told analysts on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- General Dynamics Corp Chief Executive Phebe Novakovic told analysts on Wednesday that the company is raising its forecast for full-year earnings per share by five cents to a range of $6.90 to $7.00, reflecting a better-than-expected third quarter.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- General Dynamics Corp, maker of Gulfstream business jets and U.S. Navy warships, on Wednesday reported higher earnings and operating margins in the third quarter despite a dip in revenue. Margins in the marine systems division remained steady as it completed the T-AKE line of dry cargo and ammunitions ships that it built for the U.S. Navy.
NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday, following four days of record highs on the S&P 500, amid concern over tightening financial conditions in China and weakness in European banks.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- General Dynamics Corp, maker of Gulfstream business jets and U.S. Navy warships, reported higher earnings and operating margins in the third quarter despite a dip in revenue.
Earnings reports from Boeing and dozens of other major companies could set the course for stocks Wednesday, as the Dow reaches for new highs.
WASHINGTON, Oct 22- Lockheed Martin Corp, the No. 1 supplier to the Pentagon, reported on Tuesday higher third-quarter profit despite a 4 percent decline in sales, and lifted its forecast for full-year earnings, even as U.S. military spending shrinks.
NEW YORK, Oct 21- Sales of business jets are expected reach $18.4 billion this year, up about 8 percent from last year, a sign of further economic strengthening despite some pockets of weakness notably in Asia, according to a forecast by Honeywell Aerospace.
Army leaders are trying to protect investments in programs aimed at developing new weapons, but some programs will likely be delayed, McHugh told reporters at the annual Association of the U.S. Army conference.
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