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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) reported a 37% rise in its fourth-quarter earnings.

For the year, Johnson & Johnson expects earnings of $5.75 to $5.85 per share, versus analysts' estimates of $5.85 per share.

J&J's quarterly profit surged to $3.52 billion, or $1.23 per share, from $2.57 billion, or $0.91 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, its adjusted earnings came in at $1.24 per share.

Its revenue climbed 4.5% to $18.36 billion. However, analysts were projecting a profit of $1.20 per share on revenue of $17.95 billion.

Johnson & Johnson shares closed at $95.06 on Friday.

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