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Natera reports 4Q loss

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (AP) _ Natera Inc. (NTRA) on Tuesday reported a loss of $37.9 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the San Carlos, California-based company said it had a loss of 72 cents.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 54 cents per share.

The genetic testing company posted revenue of $49.3 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $95.8 million, or $1.86 per share. Revenue was reported as $217.1 million.

Natera expects full-year revenue in the range of $210 million to $230 million.

Natera shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $9.87, an increase of 1 percent in the last 12 months.

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