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AstraZeneca beats profit forecasts, helped by external deals
2015年7月30日 / 早上6点18分 / 2 年前

AstraZeneca beats profit forecasts, helped by external deals

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - AstraZeneca revenue fell by a smaller-than-expected 7 percent in the second quarter, as income from spinning off assets offset generic competition to older medicines and a strong dollar.

Quarterly sales totalled $6.3 billion, held back by cheap copycat versions of heartburn pill Nexium, while core earnings per share, which exclude certain items, fell 8 percent to $1.21 cents.

Industry analysts had on average forecast sales of $6.0 billion and earnings of $1.05 cents a share, according to Thomson Reuters. (Reporting by Ben Hirschler; editing by David Clarke)

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