Outlook roundup: First Solar, Danaher

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Posted: Dec 16, 2009 5:51 PM

Among the earnings projection stories for Wednesday, Dec. 16, from AP Financial News:

NEW YORK (AP) _ First Solar Inc. said it expects sales to increase by almost $900 million in 2010 as the solar panel maker expands production.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Medical and industrial equipment maker Danaher Corp. raised its fourth-quarter and full-year adjusted profit guidance above Wall Street estimates and issued a positive outlook for its financial performance in 2010.

NEW YORK (AP) _ The global chemicals industry is poised for a gradual recovery in 2010, with stronger demand in China and South America tempered by constrained Western European and North American markets, Fitch Ratings said.