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Agilent: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Agilent Technologies Inc. (A) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $199 million.

The Santa Clara, California-based company said it had profit of 64 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 78 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share.

The scientific instrument maker posted revenue of $1.26 billion in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.21 billion.

Agilent shares have climbed 15% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased roughly 5%. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $97.83, an increase of 36% in the last 12 months.

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