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​GoPro cuts jobs as sales tumble and stock drops

NEW YORK - Wearable camera maker GoPro (GPRO) says it will eliminate about 100 jobs after its fourth-quarter sales fell far short of its expectations.

GoPro says fourth-quarter revenue was $435 million instead of the $500 million to $550 million it forecast in October. The company lowered the price of its new Hero4 Session camera after saying it made the product too expensive. That reduced its fourth-quarter revenue by $21 million.

The San Mateo, California, company had around 1,500 employees at the end of 2015 after hiring more than 500 people that year. It's cutting 7 percent of its jobs, or around 100 positions.

GoPro has dropped 71 percent in the past 12 months and finished at $14.61 Wednesday. The stock fell 23 percent in aftermarket trading on Wednesday.

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