Philip Morris International Inc. shares /zigman2/quotes/201611010/composite PM +1.23% rose more than 2% then pared its gains to trade up 0.1% in premarket trade Thursday, after the company topped profit estimates for the third quarter as sales fell slightly short. The company said it had net income of $1.896 billion, or $1.22 a share, in the quarter, down from $2.247 billion, or $1.44 a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $1.43, ahead of the $1.36 FactSet consensus. Revenue edged up to $7.642 billion from $7.504 billion, just below the FactSet consensus of $7.651 billion. The company revised down its full-year guidance and now expects EPS of at least $4.73, compared with prior guidance of at least $4.94. It expects adjusted EPS of $5.14. The current FactSet consensus is for EPS of $5.21. The new guidance includes a 4 cents a share tax benefit, asset impairment and exit costs fo about 4 cents a share, a Canadian tobacco litigation-related charge of about 9 cents a share and 12 cents impact of the loss of the deconsolidation of PMI's Canadian subsidiary Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., among other special charges. The company is expecting a total international industry volume decline excluding China and the U.S. of 2.5% in 2019. Shares have gained 18% in 2019, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.40% has gained 19%.