The welding equipment maker said Q2 EPS rose 19% to 81 cents, but missed views by 3 cents, due to a drop in international business. Revenue increased 6.4% to $744 mil, under views. Lincoln Electric's (LECO) sales in Asia fell 17.1% and European sales dipped 12.7%. The company said its N. American markets "remain strong." Shares fell 9% to 40.45.