Successful Integrations, Growth Brands, and Pipeline Innovations Boost Revenue Growth - Research Report on Johnson & Johnson,

Successful Integrations, Growth Brands, and Pipeline Innovations Boost Revenue
   Growth - Research Report on Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, St. Jude Medical,
                             Lilly, and Novartis

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NEW YORK, July 22, 2013

NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Johnson &
Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), St. Jude Medical, Inc.
(NYSE: STJ), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY), and Novartis AG, Inc. (NYSE: NVS).
Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Johnson & Johnson Research Report

On July 16, 2013, Johnson & Johnson reported its Q2 2013 financial results.
Sales increased 8.5% YoY to $17.9 billion. Sales included the contribution
from its recent acquisition of Synthes, Inc. The Company stated that excluding
this impact, global operational sales growth stood at 5.6% YoY. Net earnings
were $3.8 billion or $1.33 per diluted share, as compared to $1.4 billion or
$0.50 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Commenting on the results, Alex Gorsky,
Chairman and CEO, said, "Our strong second-quarter results reflect the
progress we've made against our near-term priorities of delivering on our
financial commitments, restoring a reliable supply of over-the-counter
products to consumers, continuing the successful integration of Synthes and
building on the momentum in our pharmaceutical business. Our talented
colleagues at Johnson & Johnson continue to bring meaningful innovations to
patients and consumers around the world and have positioned us well to deliver
sustainable growth." For full-year FY 2013, the Company expects earnings of
$5.40 to $5.47 per diluted share. The Full Research Report on Johnson &
Johnson - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets
- is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/07a8_JNJ]

Abbott Laboratories Research Report

On July 17, 2013, Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) reported its financial results
for Q2 2013. Total sales increased by 2.5% YoY to $5.4 billion. According to
the Company, sales were driven by 8.4% operational sales growth in Nutrition,
including 18.4% international growth, and 7.6% operational sales growth in
Diagnostics. Miles D. White, Chairman and CEO of Abbott, said, "All things
considered, including headwinds from foreign exchange and a mixed global
economy, this was a good quarter ." For full-year FY 2013, the Company expects
ongoing EPS to be in the range of $1.98 to $2.04 and GAAP EPS from continuing
operations to be in the range of $1.39 to $1.45 per diluted share. The Full
Research Report on Abbott Laboratories - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/05c1_ABT]

St. Jude Medical, Inc. Research Report

On July 17, 2013, St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical) reported Q2 2013
financial results. Net sales fell marginally by 0.5% YoY to $1.4 billion.
According to the Company, unfavorable currency translation comparisons
decreased sales by approximately $31 million. On a neutral currency basis, net
sales increased 2% YoY. Adjusted net earnings were $275 million or $0.96 per
share as compared to adjusted net earnings of $276 or $0.88 per share in Q2
2012. Daniel J. Starks, Chairman, President, and CEO, of St. Jude Medical,
said, "During the second quarter, St. Jude Medical made good progress towards
accelerating our sales growth on a sustainable basis. Our operating
discipline, healthy balance sheet and strong cash flow will continue to allow
us to fund disciplined acquisitions and return value to shareholders. We
remain confident in our ability to deliver double-digit constant currency
growth in 2013 adjusted earnings per share." For Q3 2013 and full-year FY
2013, the Company expects consolidated net earnings within the range of $0.88
to $0.90 per share and $3.70 to $3.73 per share, respectively. The Full
Research Report on St. Jude Medical, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b338_STJ]

Eli Lilly & Co. Research Report

On July 16, 2013, Eli Lilly & Co. (Lilly) announced that study results
published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine showed a greater percentage of men
who had an incomplete response to as-needed PDE5 inhibitor treatment returned
to normal erectile function when given Cialis once daily, compared to placebo,
as measured by the erectile function domain of the International Index of
Erectile Function (IIEF-EF). Furthermore, the Company revealed that in a
pre-specified secondary measure, Cialis significantly improved erectile
function scores versus placebo in those men who had an incomplete response to
as-needed PDE5 treatment. Cialis is indicated for the treatment of men with
erectile dysfunction (ED), men with the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic
hyperplasia (BPH, and men with both ED and symptoms of BPH. The drug is
approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Full Research Report
on Eli Lilly & Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/977d_LLY]

Novartis AG, Inc. Research Report

On July 17, 2013, Novartis AG, Inc. (Novartis) reported its Q2 2013 financial
results. Group net sales increased 1% YoY to $14.5 billion. Net income stood
at $2.6 billion or $1.03 per diluted share, as compared to $2.7 billion or
$1.09 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, said,
"Successful execution on growth brands allowed us to navigate patent expiries
and new competition, while deepening our footprint in Emerging Growth Markets
like China and Russia." The Full Research Report on Novartis AG, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9b6d_NVS]

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