UPDATE 3-Merck KGaA's outlook disappoints as drugs weigh

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* Q4 core operating profit 258 mln euro, vs forecast 309 mln * Sees core op profit growth of 3-13 pct in 2010 * Cuts dividend to 1.00 euro, vs forecast 1.49 euro * Shares down 6.8 percent to lowest in almost a year (Adds analyst comment, shares) By Ludwig Burger 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 reflecting uncertainty over its ...

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