BUZZ-AbbVie Inc: Raises 2014 earnings forecast

Reuters - UK Focus

** Drugmaker's shares up 2.4 pct at $54.60premarket

** Company, which is trying to buy London-listed Shire Plc (LSE: SHP.L - news) , raised its 2014 profit forecast, saying strong businessperformance likely to continue for the rest of the year

* AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV - news) now expects full-year adjusted earnings of$3.06-$3.16/share, up from prior forecast of $3.00-$3.10

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