NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said after the close of the market on Monday that revenues for its Fiscal Year 2012 fourth quarter increased 2 percent year over year.

Total revenues for the three months ended Oct. 31 rose to $1.77 billion from $1.73 billion a year ago, edging out the average analyst estimate of $1.76 billion. Orders during the quarter were flat at $1.75 million.

"The headline for this quarter is that most of our end markets remained soft," Agilent CEO Bill Sullivan said on a conference call after the release of the company's earnings.

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