Novartis Q3 core net income rises to $3.47 bln

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Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Tuesday said third-quarter core net income was $3.47 billion, up from $3.21 billion a year ago.

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.

(Reporting by John Miller; editing by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi)

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