NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) - AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.24 billion.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.24 billion.

The North Chicago, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 74 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and amortization costs, came to $1.13 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.07 per share.

The drugmaker posted revenue of $5.94 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.89 billion.

AbbVie expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.26 to $4.28 per share.

AbbVie shares have fallen 17 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 1.5 percent. The stock has dropped roughly 10 percent in the last 12 months.

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