Previously, Dow Jones said its earnings per share before special items would be in âmid-teens cents per share range.â Additionally, the company said it expects reported earnings per share to be between 34 and 36 cents per share. The company earlier said it expected earnings per share to be in the âmid-20 cents per share range.â
Dow Jones issued its earlier guidance for the second quarter when the outcome of the war in Iraq was still uncertain. Analyst expected Dow Jonesâ earnings to be about 23 cents per share, according to Thomson First Call.
In early trading on Wednesday, Dow Jonesâ share price was up 40 cents to $44.10.