AstraZeneca 1Q Core Earnings Per Share Misses Estimate
AstraZeneca Plc said first-quarter earnings fell 12 percent as its best-selling treatments faced generic competition and costs rose following acquisitions. Earnings per share excluding one-time items declined to 95 cents, the London-based company said Friday in a statement. Analysts had predicted 96 cents a share, according to the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Bloomberg's Sam Fazeli reports on "Countdown" with Anna Edwards.
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