Intuit Inc.'s stronger-than-expected performance in the latest quarter has pumped up the company's stock and raised expectations for the next fiscal year.

Led by its small-business and Internet products, Intuit on Tuesday reported net loss of $8.2 million, or 4 cents per share, for the quarter that ended July 31, the fourth of its fiscal year. That is 5 cents better than analysts' estimates and half the net loss for the same period a year earlier.

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