Corrects to say core net income was up, not down, in first paragraph
ZURICH, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis NOVN.S on Tuesday said third-quarter core net income was $3.47 billion, up from $3.21 billion a year ago.
Analysts polled by Refinitiv had, on average, forecast $3.2 billion.
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