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Popular: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

HATO REY, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Popular Inc. (BPOP) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $167 million.

The Hato Rey, Puerto Rico-based bank said it had earnings of $1.69 per share.

The company that runs Banco Popular and other banks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. posted revenue of $694.4 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $607.4 million, which topped Street forecasts.

Popular shares have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has risen 27 percent in the last 12 months.

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