The Detroit-based company reported $154 million in profits, up 13% from the third quarter a year ago, with earnings per share of 95 cents.

Comerica, with $34 billion of assets, showed 12% growth to $152 million in its trust and service charges on deposit accounts. A sale of loans led to a $1 million decline to $360 million in net interest income.

If not for the sale of $2 billion in credit card and indirect consumer loans, the company said net interest income would have increased 5%. The net interest margin increased 15 basis points, to 4.63. The company had a $21 million provision for loan losses, which was equal to net chargeoffs in the quarter. That compared with a $26 million provision a year earlier.

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