Agilent Technologies' stock rose more than 3 percent Tuesday after the company beat Wall Street's earnings estimates, driven by strong performances in its life sciences and applied markets units.
The company reported fiscal second-quarter adjusted of 44 cents a share, while analysts polled by Reuters expected Agilent to post earnings of 39 cents.
Agilent also raised its full-year guidance for core revenue growth, operating cash flow and adjusted earnings per share.
"Agilent delivered another strong quarter," Mike McMullen, Agilent president and CEO, said in a statement. "We continue to execute on our strategy to drive sustainable growth, expand operating margins and provide long-term value to our shareholders."