Honeywell profits rise as sales miss estimates

Honeywell International Inc. said this week its Q4 earnings rose by five percent to $1.43 billion, or $2.05 per share, from $1.36 billion ($1.91 per share) a year earlier. Sales for the quarter edged down two percent to $8.66 billion as demand for N95 masks cooled, falling short of analyst forecasts of $8.73 billion.