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Sientra: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Sientra Inc. (SIEN) on Wednesday reported a loss of $19.4 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Santa Barbara, California-based company said it had a loss of 99 cents.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 87 cents per share.

The breast implant maker posted revenue of $14.7 million in the period, which topped Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $11.2 million.

Sientra shares have risen 19 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $16.71, more than doubling in the last 12 months.

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