Does anyone around Airgas (ARG +0.4%) and Air Products (APD -0.8%) care about earnings anymore?...

|By:, SA News Editor

Does anyone around Airgas (ARG +0.4%) and Air Products (APD -0.8%) care about earnings anymore? Both industrial gas suppliers report profit and revenue beats (I, II), yet shares barely budge. Attention focuses on next week's court case that will consider whether to void a poison pill provision ARG has been using to defend itself against APD's takeover bid.