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Agilent Technologies Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Agilent Technologies (A) reported a profit for second quarter that declined from the same period last year.

The company's earnings came in at $101 million, or $0.32 per share. This compares with $182 million, or $0.57 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Agilent Technologies reported adjusted earnings of $223 million or $0.71 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.61 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Revenue held steady at $1.24 billion

Agilent Technologies earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $223 Mln. vs. $228 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $0.71 vs. $0.71 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.61
-Revenue (Q2): $1.24 Bln vs. $1.24 Bln last year.

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