Bridgford reports 1Q loss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Bridgford Foods Corp. (BRID) on Friday reported a fiscal first-quarter loss of $1.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Anaheim, California-based company said it had a loss of 18 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses, came to 17 cents per share.

The frozen and snack foods company posted revenue of $41.2 million in the period.

Bridgford shares have increased 67 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Friday, shares hit $20.99, a climb of 79 percent in the last 12 months.

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