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Teva (TEVA) Tops Q4 Earnings & Sales Estimates; Shares Up

Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.TEVA is a global pharmaceutical company with a strong presence in the generics as well as branded markets. Teva's main branded products include Copaxone (multiple sclerosis) and Azilect (Parkinson's disease). Besides this, Teva's branded product portfolio consists of respiratory products like ProAir, a short-acting beta-agonist for the treatment of bronchial spasms and exercise-induced bronchospasm, and Qvar, an inhaled corticosteroid for long-term control of chronic bronchial asthma.

Moreover, the company has several candidates in its pipeline. In early Aug 2016, Teva acquired Allergan's generics business - Actavis Generics and in Oct 2016 it acquired the latter'sAnda Inc., the 4th largest distributor of generic pharmaceuticals in the U.S.

Teva's earnings have surpassed expectations in two of the last four quarters and met the same in the other two, delivering an average positive surprise of 2.59%.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Price and EPS Surprise

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Price and EPS Surprise | Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited Quote

Currently, TEVA has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but that could definitely change following the company's earnings report which was just released. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:

Earnings Beat: Teva's fourth quarter earnings (including equity compensation expenses), came in at $1.34 per share, beating consensus estimates of $1.32.

Revenues Beat: Teva posted revenues of $6.49 billion, marginally beating consensus estimates of $6.48 billion. Sales increased 33% year over year mainly due to the inclusion of Actavis revenues.

Key Statistics : Generic segment sales were $3.7 billion, up 44% year over year while Specialty segment sales were $2.2 billion, up 4%.

Lead branded product, multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone, posted worldwide sales of $1.01 billion, up 6%.

Keeps 2017 Outlook: Teva maintained the 2017 sales and earnings outlook it provided last month. Teva expects revenues in the range of $23.8-$24.5 billion and earnings in the band of $4.90-$5.30 per share in 2017.

Share Price Impact : Shares were up 4.4% in pre-market trading .

Check back later for our full write up on this TEVA earnings report later!

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