Shutterfly shares shed 7 pct on weak guidance

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) ? Shutterfly Inc. shares shed 7 percent in late trading Wednesday after the online photo service offered disappointing guidance for the current quarter.

The guidance came as the Redwood City-based company reported stronger-than-expected second quarter numbers. But the third quarter forecast weighed on shares.

In the second quarter, Shutterfly’s net loss narrowed to $3.7 million, or 11 cents per share, versus a loss of $5.9 million, or 22 cents per share, a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a loss of 39 cents per share.

Revenue increased 62 percent to $75.8 million. Analysts expected $71.1 million

For the third quarter, the company expects a net loss of 32 cents per share to 44 cents per share, bigger than the loss of 28 cents per share that analysts expected. It forecast revenue between $73 million to $75 million, below the $79.4 million analysts expected.

Shares fell $4.08 to $54.05 in extended trading following the release of the earnings report.