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Alexion Pharma Raises 2019 Outlook

Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ALXN) increased its revenues and earnings per share guidance for fiscal year 2019.

The company raised its fiscal year 2019 earnings per share outlook to a range of $8.58 to $8.78 from the prior estimation of $8.13 to $8.41 per share. It also increased its non-GAAP earnings per share guidance to a range of $10.25 to $10.40 from the previous outlook of $9.65 to $9.85 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the company to report earnings of $9.94 per share for fiscal year 2019. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company now projects total revenues for fiscal year 2019 to be $4.860 billion to $4.890 billion, compared to the prior outlook of $4.750 billion to $4.800 billion. Analysts expect revenues of $4.85 billion.

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