UPDATE 2-Merck KGaA cuts dividend, gives cautious outlook


* Says Q4 core oper profit 258 mln euros vs poll of 309 mln * Sees core oper profit growth of 3-13 pct in 2010 * Cuts dividend to 1.00 eur/shr vs 1.49 eur expected in poll * Shares indicated down 5.4 pct in premarket trading (Adds more details, shares) DARMSTADT, Germany, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Merck KGaA , the world's largest maker of chemicals for flat screens, gave a cautious 2010 outlook well below market forecasts and cut its dividend due to uncertainty over its drugs pipeline. ...

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