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Adobe shares rise after fourth-quarter earnings beat

Adobe Systems Inc. ADBE, -1.03% shares rose in the extended session Thursday after the software maker beat Wall Street sales and earnings expectations. Adobe stock rose 3.5% to $181.23 after hours. The company reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $501.6 million, or $1 a share, compared with $399.6 million, or 80 cents a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted earnings were $1.26 a share. Revenue rose to $2.01 billion from $1.61 billion in the year-ago period. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated adjusted earnings of $1.16 a share on revenue of $1.95 billion. For the first fiscal quarter of 2018, analysts model adjusted earnings of $1.25 a share on revenue of $2.04 billion. Adobe stock has gained 71% this year, with the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.41% rising 19%.

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