More on Becton Dickinson (BDX -1.5%) FQ2: Net profit -7% to $291M as increased costs overshadow...

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More on Becton Dickinson (BDX -1.5%) FQ2: Net profit -7% to $291M as increased costs overshadow revenue growth. U.S. sales +2.2%, international +5% to $1.14B. Raises 2012 outlook: EPS now seen at $5.68-$5.73 vs. $5.60-$5.70 prior and consensus of $5.62; revenue growth 1%-2% vs. flat prior.