By Matt Grossman

 

Abbott Laboratories Wednesday raised its full-year adjusted-earnings guidance, after revenue from Covid-19 testing helped lift its diagnostics business sales 48% in the third quarter.

The Abbott Park, Ill.-based medical-products company forecast adjusted earnings per share of $5.00 to $5.10 for the year. In July, Abbott was guiding for per-share adjusted earnings of $4.30 a share to $4.50 a share.

Analysts had expected full-year adjusted earnings of $4.46 a share, according to FactSet.

 

Write to Matt Grossman at matt.grossman@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 20, 2021 08:02 ET (12:02 GMT)

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