More on Becton Dickinson (BDX -3.8%) FQ4: net profit -3.6% to $289M, with earnings hurt by weak...

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More on Becton Dickinson (BDX -3.8%) FQ4: net profit -3.6% to $289M, with earnings hurt by weak revenue at its biosciences and medical ops, pension settlement charges, and forex fluctuations. U.S. sales +1.2%, international -2.6%, but +7.1% excluding currency impact. Gross margin falls to 50.9% from 51.2%. Expects FY revenue growth of 2%-3% and EPS from continuing ops of $5.58-$5.64 vs consensus of +3% and $5.80.