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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) reported a rise in its second-quarter profit.

Lockheed Martin's quarterly profit surged to $859 million, or $2.65 per share, versus $781 million, or $2.38 per share, in the year-earlier quarter.

Its net sales declined 4% to $11.4 billion from $11.9 billion. However, analysts were estimating earnings of $2.33 per share on sales of $11.07 billion.

Lockheed Martin lifted its 2013 earnings forecast to $9.20 to $9.50 per share, versus its earlier forecast of $8.80 to $9.10 per share.

Lockheed Martin shares gained 1.60% to $117.50 in pre-market trading.

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