U.S.stocks closed higher on Thursday at August highs despite subpar economic data around the world, and after conciliatory remarks from Putin.» Read More
Stocks closed mixed for the second straight session but the Dow closed at a record high on tame inflation data. "Any time we get a number that shows less inflation and indicates interest rates may come down, that has a positive effect on the market," said Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities.
Agilent Technologies reported second-quarter earnings a penny above Street estimates and issued rosy guidance, citing strong sales of bio-analytical measurement devices. "As in the first quarter, we saw notable strength across our Bio-Analytical Measurement portfolio, and significant weakness in wireless handset test," said CEO Bill Sullivan.
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Electronics testing equipment maker Agilent Technologies said net income fell from a year ago, when the company booked a large gain from the sale of its semiconductor products business. Adjusted earnings per share were in line with analysts' expectations.
Electronics testing equipment maker Agilent Technologies said its first-quarter earnings fell from the year ago period, when the company reported a large gain from the sale of its semiconductor products business.