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Sigma-Aldrich Launches Search Engine - Analyst Blog
5/15/2013 1:29:00 PM
) has announced the launch of a novel scientific search engine,
especially designed to offer research workers an easy access over
peer-reviewed articles and abstract information on the company's
Last month, Sigma-Aldrich posted its first-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of $1.03 per share, above the year-ago earnings of 99 cents. The results beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.00. Profit, as reported, rose roughly 4.3% year over year to $122 million (or $1.01 per share) in the quarter from $117 million (or 96 cents per share) a year ago.
Revenues rose 1.5% year over year to $675 million in the quarter, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Acquisitions added 2% to sales while foreign exchange translation had a negative impact of 1%. Sigma-Aldrich's overall end markets remained steady with improving pharma trends.
Sigma-Aldrich currently maintains a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Other companies in the specialty chemical space with favorable
Zacks Rank are
American Pacific Corporation
American Vanguard Corp
). While American Pacific and American Vanguard hold a Zacks Rank
#1 (Strong Buy), Ferro Corp retains a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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