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Aerie: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

NORTH CAROLINA, N.C. (AP) _ Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AERI) on Tuesday reported a loss of $48 million in its first quarter.

The North Carolina, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of $1.06 per share. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 78 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 91 cents per share.

The drugmaker posted revenue of $10.9 million in the period, which did not meet Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $12.7 million.

Aerie shares have risen 6% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $38.25, a fall of 25% in the last 12 months.

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