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Reckitt Benckiser Raises 2015 Sales Forecast on Health Gains

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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, the maker of Dettol disinfectants, raised its full-year growth target after new consumer health products helped second-quarter revenue growth beat estimates.

Sales rose 5 percent, excluding acquisitions, disposals and currency shifts, the Slough, England-based company said in a statement Monday. Analysts expected a 4.4 percent gain, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey. The company forecast full-year growth of as much as 5 percent, up from an earlier prediction of 4 percent. The shares rose as much as 2.9 percent in early London trading.