NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Becton Dickinson reported today that its fiscal first quarter revenues fell 2 percent year over year, reflecting the divestiture of its respiratory solutions business in October 2016. On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, revenues grew 6 percent, the firm said.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, the company posted revenues of $2.92 billion compared to $2.99 billion in the year-ago quarter, beating Wall Street analysts' average estimate of $2.86 billion.

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