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E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for the chemicals-diversified rose to $1.49 billion ($1.57 per share) vs. $1.43 billion ($1.52 per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 4% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 11.9% to $11.26 billion from the year-earlier quarter.  DuPont reported adjusted net income of $1.61 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of $1.55 per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $11.24 billion.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) reported its results for the first quarter. Net income for Nucor Corporation fell to $145.1 million (46 cents per share) vs. $159.8 million (50 cents per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 9.2% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 4.9% to $5.07 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Nucor Corporation beat the mean analyst estimate of 40 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $5.05 billion.

Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) saw profit fall amid falling revenue. Net income for Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. fell to $764 million (80 cents per share) vs. $1.5 billion ($1.57 per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 49% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue fell 19.3% to $4.61 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. fell short of the mean analyst estimate of 85 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $4.54 billion.

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) reported net income above Wall Street’s expectations for the first quarter. Net income for Union Pacific Corporation rose to $863 million ($1.79 per share) vs. $639 million ($1.29 per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 35.1% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 13.9% to $5.11 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Union Pacific Corporation beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.64 per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $4.98 billion.

Builders FirstSource Inc. ‘s (NASDAQ:BLDR) first quarter loss narrowed due mainly to positive revenue growth. Loss narrowed to $19.2 million (loss of 20 cents per diluted share) from $21.2 million (loss of 22 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. Revenue rose 34.7% to $219.4 million from the year-earlier quarter. Builders FirstSource Inc. reported an adjusted net loss of 11 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of a loss of 14 cents per share. It beat the average revenue estimate of $190.7 million.

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