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Broadcom

(BRCM)

reported earnings of $15 million, or 4 cents a share, versus $63.8 million, or 18 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue for the quarter was $605 million, down from $641.3 million last year. Excluding a shareholder settlement, the company earned $122.2 million, or 34 cents a share. Analysts were looking for 25 cents a share on revenue of $576 million, according to Thomson First Call. The stock was up $4.39, or 11.37%, to $43 in after-hours trading.

Microsoft

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said it earned $3.7 billion, or 34 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended June 30, versus $2.69 billion, or 25 cents a share, a year ago. The company said that included in the latest quarter earnings were tax benefits of 9 cents a share, a stock-based compensation charge of 3 cents a share and legal charges of 5 cents a share. Excluding these items, Microsoft would have earned 33 cents a share. Revenue for the quarter was $10.2 billion. Analysts expected a profit of 31 cents a share on revenue of $10.17 billion, according to Thomson First Call. The stock was down 57 cents, or 2.16%, to $25.87 in after-hours trading.

Leggett & Platt

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reported second quarter earnings of $79.2 million, or 41 cents a share, versus $76.8 million, or 39 cents a share, a year ago. The diversified manufacturer said revenue for the quarter was $1.31 billion. Analysts polled to Thomson First Call expected a profit of 43 cents a share on revenue of $1.36 billion. Looking forward, the company now sees full year earnings of $1.55 to $1.65 a share, slight more narrow from its previous forecast of $150 to $1.70 a share. The stock was unchanged at $28.22.

Skyworks Solutions

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reported earnings of $7.4 million, or 5 cents a share, for the third quarter ended July 1, compared with $13 million, or 8 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue for the quarter was $191.5 million, down from $207.4 million last year. Excluding certain items the company earned $9.4 million, or 6 cents a share. Analysts expected earnings of 5 cents a share on revenue of $192 million. The stock was down 22 cents, or 2.76%, to $7.75 in after-hours trading.