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Alder BioPharmaceuticals posts 4Q loss

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) _ Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. (ALDR) on Thursday reported a loss of $48.9 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Bothell, Washington-based company said it had a loss of 97 cents.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 86 cents per share.

For the year, the company reported a loss of $156.3 million, or $3.23 per share, swinging to a loss in the period.

Alder BioPharmaceuticals shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $21.90, a rise of 14 percent in the last 12 months.

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