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NYSE Euronext posts 21 percent rise in third-quarter profit

LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - NYSE Euronext reported a 21 percent rise in third-quarter profit on Tuesday, as revenues at its cash trading and listings business increased.

The New York Stock Exchange parent, currently in the middle of a $10 billion-plus takeover by IntercontinentalExchange Inc , said net income was $131 million, or 53 cents a diluted share, compared with $108 million, or 44 cents a share, a year earlier.

Analysts had been expecting 55 cents a share on average, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.