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Collectors Universe posts 1Q profit

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) _ Collectors Universe Inc. (CLCT) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $3.6 million.

The Santa Ana, California-based company said it had profit of 41 cents per share.

The provider of authentication for collectibles posted revenue of $19.8 million in the period.

Collectors Universe shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $24.53, a climb of 35 percent in the last 12 months.

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