Nov 12, 2012 19:15 Entergy posts lower quarterly earnings Entergy posts lower quarterly earnings Advocate business staff report Nov. 12, 2012 Comments NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. reported its third-quarter earnings fell to $337.1 million, or $1.89 per share, from $628.1 million, or $3.53 per share, a year ago. The New Orleans-based company said its results were lower because of higher expenses for its utility and wholesale segments. Entergy’s 2011 results were boosted by a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service. Entergy updated its 2012 earnings guidance to an estimated $3.44 to $4.24 per share. However, Entergy said it expected its results would fall in the upper end of that range. The company said it expects its 2013 earnings will range from $4.60 to $5.40 per share. Those figures do not reflect potential future expenses for the proposed spin-off and merger of its transmission business with ITC.