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VeriSign: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

RESTON, Va. (AP) _ VeriSign Inc. (VRSN) on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $153.9 million.

On a per-share basis, the Reston, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.30. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense, were $1.36 per share.

The internet infrastructure services provider posted revenue of $308.4 million in the period.

VeriSign shares have risen 25% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 20%. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $185.73, an increase of 39% in the last 12 months.

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