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Becton, Dickinson and Company Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) released earnings for third quarter that fell from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $413 million, or $1.51 per share. This compares with $556 million, or $2.03 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.05 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 1.6% to $4.35 billion from $4.28 billion last year.

Becton, Dickinson and Company earnings at a glance:

-EPS (Q3): $3.08 vs. $2.91 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.05
-Revenue (Q3): $4.35 Bln vs. $4.28 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $11.65 - $11.75

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