NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said after the close of the market on Thursday that revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter were down 3 percent year over year, but the company still beat the average analyst estimate on the top and bottom lines.

For the three months ended Oc. 31, Agilent's total revenues dipped to $1.72 billion, compared to $1.77 billion a year ago, edging out the consensus Wall Street estimate of $1.71 billion.

The company had $1.83 billion in orders, up almost 5 percent from $1.75 billion a year ago.

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