Abbott (NYSE:ABT) stock is down about 2% today after its fourth-quarter sales failed to meet analyst expectations.
The Abbott Park, Ill.–based maker of medical device, pharmaceutical, nutrition and diagnostics products brought in about $7.765 billion in revenue in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. The sales were up 2.3% from $7.589 billion earned during the same period a year ago but missed the $7.82 billion consensus of analysts polled on Yahoo! Finance.
Earnings actually met expectations, and Abbott’s board in December even upped the company’s quarterly dividend 14.3%, to 32 cents per share.