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Pfizer posts big jump in 4Q sales; profit misses estimates
USA Today - The Associated Press

Pfizer, fresh from its mega-acquisition of fellow drugmaker Wyeth, on Wednesday posted a 34% jump in revenue to beat Wall Street expectations, but its profit came up a tad short. The maker of Viagra and cholesterol fighter Lipitor said its revenue in the fourth quarter totaled $16.54 billion, half a billion above what analysts were expecting. Wyeth products contributed $3.3 billion of those sales. Excluding that boost, revenue was up about 7% from the $12.35 billion Pfizer reported in the fourth quarter of 2008.

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