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Deere Reports Mixed Results; Reaffirms Guidance

Shares of Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE - $140.03) are trading higher as it had strong demand in its construction and farming markets in the latest quarter, but it would cut costs and raise prices due to higher raw material and logistics expenses. Costs for steel and aluminum have been pushed up by U.S. tariffs on… Continue reading Deere Reports Mixed Results; Reaffirms Guidance

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Applied Materials Beats Estimates; Guidance Disappoints

Shares of chip and display maker Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT - $43.41) are tumbling despite a beat on the top and bottom line as it issued weaker-than-expected guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter. AMAT reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.17 billion compared with $925 million in the year-ago period. Adjusted for items related to acquisitions… Continue reading Applied Materials Beats Estimates; Guidance Disappoints

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CVS Beats Estimates; Ups 2018 Outlook

Excluding a $3.9 billion impairment charge, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS - $67.94) reported strong sales and earnings for the second quarter. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.69, above the consensus of $1.61 and $0.19 better than last year’s second period. Revenue grew 2.2% to $46.71 billion up from $45.7 billion last year, also beating Street views.… Continue reading CVS Beats Estimates; Ups 2018 Outlook

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LyondellBasell Posts Strong Results on Higher Revenue

Chemical and oil refining giant LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB - $110.00) reported second-quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by strong results from its intermediates and derivatives and technology segments. For the quarter the company reported a profit of $1.65 billion up from $1.13 billion a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, excluding the impact of a non-cash… Continue reading LyondellBasell Posts Strong Results on Higher Revenue