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VeriSign: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

RESTON, Va. (AP) _ VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $128.4 million.

On a per-share basis, the Reston, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $1.04. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and to extinguish debt, were $1.18 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.14 per share.

The internet infrastructure services provider posted revenue of $302.5 million in the period.

VeriSign shares have increased 33 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has risen 6 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $151.95, a climb of 49 percent in the last 12 months.

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