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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent Technologies said after the close of the market on Tuesday that revenues for its fiscal first quarter rose 2 percent year over year, as the company matched the average analysts' estimates on the top and bottom lines. 

For the three months ended Jan. 31, Agilent record $1.03 billion in revenues, equaling the consensus Wall Street estimate. Agilent CFO Didier Hirsch said on a conference call following the release of the firm's financial results that currency effects negatively impacted Q1 2015 revenues by $12 million and EPS by $.01.

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