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Ironwood reports 4Q loss

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IRWD) on Tuesday reported a loss of $13.5 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 9 cents. Losses, adjusted for amortization gains and non-recurring gains, were 12 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 23 cents per share.

The drugmaker posted revenue of $87.5 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $81 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $81.7 million, or 56 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $274 million.

Ironwood shares have risen 12 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $17.12, a climb of 99 percent in the last 12 months.

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