Citicorp and Chemical Banking Corp. weighed in with generally strong second-quarter results on Tuesday, reflecting a familiar mix of healthy interest margins, improving asset quality, and some one-time gains from asset sales.

For the first time in five quarters, Citicorp reported a gain from operating earnings of $62 million. In trading on the New York Stop Exchange, Citicorp stock rose 25 cents to close at $20.25 per share.

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