A view of the Merck & Co. campus in Linden, New Jersey March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky
Merck beats forecast, but issues cautious 2013 view
Posted : Friday, 01 February 2013 07:11AM
(Reuters) - Merck & Co's <MRK.N> quarterly results beat forecasts, helped by strong sales of its Januvia diabetes drug and Gardasil vaccine against cervical cancer, but the company issued a full-year 2013 profit view at the low end of Wall Street expectations
The No. 2 U.S. drugmaker on Friday said it earned $1.4 billion, or 46 cents per share, in the fourth quarter. That compared with $1.51 billion, or 49 cents per share, in the year-earlier period, when the company took charges for acquisition and restructuring expenses.
(Reporting by Ransdell Pierson; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)
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