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Dell Gains After Beating Sales Estimates on Demand for Tech Services

  • Company says economic uncertainty affecting customer purchases
  • Computer maker had reported strong revenue despite PC slump
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Dell Technologies Inc. projected revenue in the current quarter that fell short of analysts’ estimates, saying economic uncertainty has begun to affect information technology customers. 

Sales will be as much as $24 billion in the quarter ending in January, Chief Financial Officer Tom Sweet said in a conference call. Analysts, on average, projected $24.9 billion. Profit, excluding some items, will be $1.50 to $1.80 a share, compared with analysts’ average estimate of $1.61