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Neurocrine: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. (NBIX) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $18.1 million.

The San Diego-based company said it had profit of 19 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share.

The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $131.5 million in the period, missing Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $132.6 million.

For the year, the company reported net income of $21.1 million, or 22 cents per share, swinging to a profit in the period. Revenue was reported as $451.2 million.

Neurocrine shares have increased 23 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $87.78, a climb of roughly 8 percent in the last 12 months.

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