NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sigma-Aldrich today reported a 3 percent year-over-year increase in its fourth quarter sales. 

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2014, the firm posted $705 million in sales, up from $684 million a year ago, beating the average analysts' estimate of $694.6 million. Organically, sales were up 7 percent year over year. Currency effects reduced sales by 5 percent, while acquisitions and divestitures increased sales by 1 percent, the St. Louis-based firm said. 

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