On July 28, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) released earnings for its 2005 second quarter, which ended June 30.

  • Excluding special items, earnings per share were $0.47, easily besting Street estimates. That's a big improvement over last year.
  • Net income was aided by $294 million in tax benefits, giving Bristol-Myers an effective tax rate of -1.9% during the quarter.

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