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“We will continue to look for opportunities to streamline operations and properly position the company’s portfolio,” said spokesman Christopher Veronda.

He declined to comment on a recent news report that Kodak is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the event it can’t sell the digital-imaging patents, which analysts estimate could fetch at least $2 billion. No buyers have emerged since the company started shopping them around in July.

Kodak’s stock rose 20 cents to close Tuesday at 60 cents; the shares gained another 3 cents after hours. They briefly touched an all-time low of 36 cents last week.

The New York Stock Exchange warned Kodak this month that it would drop the stock if its price remained below $1 per share for the next six months.

Kodak reports its fourth-quarter results on Jan. 26.


AP Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay contributed to this report from New York.