NEW YORK — Led by strength in its Clairol-enhanced beauty care division, The Procter & Gamble Co. produced its best quarterly sales growth in seven years and beat Wall Street estimates in the first quarter.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the Cincinnati, Ohio-based beauty care and consumables behemoth posted a 32.6 percent increase in net income to $1.46 billion, or $1.04 cents a diluted share. That compares with last year when the firm reported earnings of $1.1 billion, or 79 cents.

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