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Pacific Biosciences reports 3Q loss

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) _ Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. (PACB) on Thursday reported a loss of $22 million in its third quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Menlo Park, California-based company said it had a loss of 19 cents.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 20 cents per share.

The maker of genetic analysis technology posted revenue of $23.5 million in the period.

In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit $4.03. A year ago, they were trading at $8.28.


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