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Viant

(VIAN)

said it expects losses for the fourth quarter will be wider than Wall Street's forecasts.

The Internet consulting firm said Thursday it expects to lose 6 cents to 8 cents a share for the period, substantially off the 7-cent-per-share profit it earned in the year-ago period. Fifteen analysts polled by

First Call/Thomson Financial

expect the company to lose 4 cents a share for the quarter.

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The company also said it expects to incur a $5 million to $7 million restructuring charge during the period.

Viant said revenue would be between $27 million and $28 million for the quarter. Analysts were forecasting revenue of $31.9 million.

Shares of Viant fell 9 cents, or 2.7%, to $3.44 cents during regular-session

Nasdaq

trading, but fell to $3.19 in recent after-hours

Island

trading.