Friday, July 23, 2010

Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) Drops 5 Percent on Lower Earnings

After missing estimates and plunging 11 percent in earnings for their latest reporting period, Syngenta (NYSE:SYT) declined almost 5 percent in New York, as the agrochemical and seed business continues under pressure.

The company ended Thursday's trading session at $43.77, a fall of $2.22, or 4.83 percent.

Profits came in at $1.25 billion for the six-month period ending June 30, down from the $1.4 billion in the same period last year, and missing analysts' estimates of $1.32 billion.

Revenue also missed, although not by much, as it increased from $6.66 billion last year to $6.74 percent this year, gaining 1 percent Estimates were for $6.78 billion in sales.

Guidance wasn't inspiring either, as the company looks to remain level for the rest of 2010 for earnings, assuming the market in Latin America remains robust.

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