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Agilent Shares Up 8 Percent on Strong Growth in Q3 Revenue, Profit

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shares in Agilent were up 8.14 percent, or $2.32, at $30.79 in mid-afternoon trading after the company yesterday reported a surge in third-quarter revenue and profit.
 
As GenomeWeb News reported this morning, Agilent said total revenues for the three months ended June 30 increased 17 percent to $1.45 billion from $1.24 billion in the same quarter last year. The company’s net income rose 118 percent to $227 million from $104 million a year ago.
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