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VeriSign: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

RESTON, Va. (AP) _ VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $137.7 million.

The Reston, Virginia-based company said it had net income of $1.13 per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, were $1.23 per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.19 per share.

The internet infrastructure services provider posted revenue of $305.8 million in the period.

VeriSign shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 1 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $136.11, a rise of 26 percent in the last 12 months.

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