Novellus Systems gets past estimates

Novellus Systems tiptoed past analysts' estimates in its first quarter Monday, earning $91.2 million, or 62 cents a share, on sales of $458.

Novellus Systems tiptoed past analysts' estimates in its first quarter Monday, earning $91.2 million, or 62 cents a share, on sales of $458.7 million.

First Call consensus expected the semiconductor-equipment maker to earn 61 cents a share on sales of $441.5 million. Full story. --Larry Barrett, ZD Inter@ctive Investor