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Pacific Biosciences: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) _ Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. (PACB) on Monday reported a loss of $30.8 million in its fourth quarter.

The Menlo Park, California-based company said it had a loss of 21 cents per share.

The maker of genetic analysis technology posted revenue of $19.5 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $21.1 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $102.6 million, or 76 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $78.6 million.

Pacific Biosciences shares have declined 3 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $7.17, nearly tripling in the last 12 months.

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