Shares of Serologicals Corp., a provider of biological products to researchers and drug makers, lost 11 percent of their value Friday after the Atlanta-based company had reported a 33 percent rise in third-quarter earnings but acknowledged that research revenue had missed expectations.
Serologicals shares closed Friday at $19.70, down $2.51 on Nasdaq, following the company's earnings report that came after Thursday's market close.
Serologicals profit grew to $7.7 million, or 20 cents per share, from $5.7 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.
Serologicals owns an idle production plant in Lawrence's East Hills Business Park. Serologicals reported that sales of Ex-Cyte - the main product to be produced at the Lawrence plant - increased 25 percent to $9.4 million during the quarter.