Dow Jones CHICAGO — Mercantile Bank Corp. of Grand Rapids, Mich., expects to report third-quarter per-share earnings of 29 cents to 33 cents, a range that would top analysts’ expectations, according to its president and chief executive, Michael Price.

Third-quarter assets of more than $475 million were up 8% from the second quarter and 16% from the first, Mr. Price said. “Our interest expenses remain low, and asset quality is good,” he said. “We had no chargeoffs for the third quarter.”

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