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Pandora is displayed above a post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in a photo taken Oct. 23, 2015. Pandora is getting ready to take on rivals Spotify, Apple Music and others, offering a monthly $10 streaming music service, but also a cheaper option.

January 13, 2017

Pandora shares rise on internet radio company's on 4Q outlook, job cut plan

NEW YORK — Pandora's stock is climbing before the opening bell Friday after the online radio company provided a stronger fourth-quarter revenue outlook and announced plans to cut approximately 7 percent of its workforce.

Pandora said late Thursday that the job cuts, which would exclude Ticketfly, are being done to help trim overall operating costs. The Oakland, California-based company has been facing increasing competition from Spotify and Apple Inc.'s music service.

Pandora anticipates beating its previously announced forecast for fourth-quarter revenue in a range of $362 million to $374 million, citing its strong advertising performance. Analysts polled by FactSet expect $369.6 million.

Pandora Media Inc. is expected to report its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on Feb. 9.

Its stock gained 95 cents, or 7.9 percent, to $12.95 in premarket trading.

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