Oct 7 Chemical company PPG Industries Inc
said it expected to post a loss in the third quarter,
its first in 30 quarters, due to charges related to a pension
The company said it expected a loss of 74 cents-77 cents per
share from continuing operations, compared with a profit of
$1.52 per share a year earlier.
Reported earnings would include previously disclosed pension
settlement charges that totaled $2.31 per share, PPG said on
The company, which sells paints, coatings and materials,
said it expected net sales of about $3.8 billion.
(Reporting by Anet Josline Pinto in Bengaluru; Editing by