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Oct 25 (Reuters) - Synovus Financial Corp (SNV.N) said quarterly profit fell 8 percent, due to weakness in its residential construction and residential development portfolios.
The Columbus, Georgia-based financial services company reported third-quarter net income of $142.1 million, or 43 cents a share, compared with $154.1 million, or 47 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding items, earnings were 45 cents a share.
Analysts had expected earnings of 49 cents a share, according to Reuters Estimates. (Reporting by Sweta Singh in Bangalore)