NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PerkinElmer said after the stock market closed on Thursday that its second quarter revenues grew 3 percent year over year.

The Waltham, Mass.-based company said that for the three months ended June 29, revenues were up to $556.2 million from $540.7 million in the year-ago quarter and fell short of the consensus Wall Street estimate of $571.8 million.

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