BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Tuesday that its net loss swelled to $156.6 million in the fourth quarter, largely because of a goodwill impairment charge, the writedown of deferred tax assets, and continued loan deterioration.

The loss of $13.94 a share — BankAtlantic's sixth in as many quarters — was significantly bigger than analysts had expected. On average they had forecast a loss of $1.20 a share, according to Thomson Reuters.

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