Johnson & Johnson
The diversified healthcare company said it earned $3.91 billion, or $1.41 per share, in the first quarter. That compared with $3.48 billion, or $1.25 per share, in the year-ago period.
Excluding special items, J&J earned $1.37 per share, topping the average analyst forecast of $1.35 per share, compiled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Global company revenue slipped 0.2 percent to $16.14 billion, versus Wall Street expectations of $16.26 billion.
(Reporting By Ransdell Pierson; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)