July 25, 2012 / 12:12 PM / 5 years ago

Cooper Industries quarterly profit rises

July 25 (Reuters) - Electrical products maker Cooper Industries Plc, which has agreed to be bought by Eaton Corp in an $11.8 billion deal, reported higher quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by demand from the utility and energy sectors.

Net earnings rose to $189 million, or $1.17 per share, compared with $161.4, or 96 cents per share, a year before.

Reporting By Nick Zieminski in New York; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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