Unilever Reports Third-Quarter Underlying Sales Growth of 7.8%

Unilever, the world’s second-largest consumer-goods maker, reported third-quarter underlying sales growth that beat estimates.

So-called underlying sales, which exclude the effect of acquisitions and currency fluctuations, rose 7.8 percent, according to a statement on Euronext’s Web site.

The median estimate of 10 analysts was for a 6.2 percent revenue increase.