WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations.

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (AP) Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations.

The Winston Salem, North Carolina-based company said earnings increased to $492 million, or 92 cents per share, from $461 million, or 84 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 89 cents per share. The average per-share estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for profit of 87 cents.

The company reported revenue of $2.16 billion, down from $2.18 billion a year ago. Wall Street predicted $2.22 billion in revenue.

Reynolds American narrowed its 2014 adjusted earnings forecast to a range of $3.35 to $3.45 per share. Its previous outlook was $3.30 to $3.45 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expect $3.35 per share.

Reynolds American narrowed its 2014 adjusted earnings forecast to a range of $3.35 to $3.45 per share. Its previous outlook was for adjusted earnings between $3.30 and $3.45 per share. Analysts polled by FactSet expect $3.35 per share.