Johnson & Johnson tops 3Q expectations

Johnson & Johnson is edging out profit and revenue expectations for the third quarter and raising its profit outlook as domestic sales rise.

The company on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $3.93 billion, or $1.44 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.05 per share, or 2 cents better than expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.

Revenue was $20.35 billion, also exceeding forecasts.

Johnson & Johnson expects full-year earnings in the range of $8.13 to $8.18 per share, with revenue in the range of $81 billion to $81.4 billion.

Company shares are down 4 percent this year.


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