Shares of Textron (TXT +9.6%) are firmly higher today after the company easily beat Q2...

|About: Textron Inc (TXT)|By:, SA News Editor

Shares of Textron (TXT +9.6%) are firmly higher today after the company easily beat Q2 estimates. Profit per share doubled Y/Y, driven by strong demand for its Bell helicopters and a pickup in sales at its Cessna jet unit. Per share numbers were also boosted by an active stock buyback program, as shares outstanding fell 6.2% to 295.5M.