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DuPont Beats Second-Quarter Estimates, Lifts Low End of Year Forecast

Chemicals maker DuPont (DD) on Tuesday exceeded forecasts in its second quarter thanks to lower input prices and cost cuts.

Revenue fell 1% to $7.1 billion but came in ahead of the $7.01 billion consensus compiled by Thomson Reuters. Revenue in DuPont's core agricultural division held steady at $3.2 billion.

Adjusted earnings per share were $1.24, ahead of analysts' forecasts of $1.10 and profit of $1.09 earned a year earlier. During the period DuPont achieved $160 million of cost savings on a...


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