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Aerie reports 4Q loss

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) _ Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AERI) on Tuesday reported a loss of $29.3 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Irvine, California-based company said it had a loss of 87 cents. Losses, adjusted for stock option expense, came to 72 cents per share.

For the year, the company reported a loss of $99.1 million, or $3.40 per share.

Aerie shares have climbed 32 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $49.95, more than tripling in the last 12 months.

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