NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies reported after the close of the market on Wednesday that revenues for its fiscal third quarter shrank 4 percent year over year, although the Diagnostics and Genomics segment saw revenues grow 54 percent.

The company brought in a total of $1.65 billion for the three months ended July 31, down from $1.72 billion a year ago, but narrowly edging out the average Wall Street estimate of $1.64 billion.

Orders were down 4 percent year over year to $1.60 billion from $1.66 billion.

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