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Agilent Technologies Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Agilent Technologies (A) announced a profit for its second quarter that rose from the same period last year.

The company's earnings totaled $205 million, or $0.63 per share. This compares with $164 million, or $0.50 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Agilent Technologies reported adjusted earnings of $212 million or $0.65 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.64 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 10.0% to $1.21 billion from $1.10 billion last year.

Agilent Technologies earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $212 Mln. vs. $187 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $0.65 vs. $0.58 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.64
-Revenue (Q2): $1.21 Bln vs. $1.10 Bln last year.

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