Analysts said they expect Newcourt Credit Group Inc. to post second- quarter earnings strong enough to rescue its merger deal with CIT Group Inc. But some still expect CIT, which offered in March to pay $4.2 billion for the Toronto-based lender, to lower the price.

The deal became uncertain when Newcourt missed analysts' earnings estimates for the first quarter and failed an earnings test that was includedin the merger agreement.

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