NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its second-quarter revenues declined 6 percent year-over-year while a loss in the year-ago period swung to a $7.3 million profit.

Affy posted total second-quarter revenue of $81.6 million, compared to $86.9 million in the comparable period of 2008. The company reported a negative currency impact of $3 million.

Its results handily beat analysts' consensus estimate of $77.1 million. In early Thursday trade on the Nasdaq, Affy's shares soared 24 percent to $7.28.

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