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AcelRx Pharmaceuticals: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) _ AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACRX) on Wednesday reported a loss of $13.7 million in its first quarter.

The Redwood City, California-based company said it had a loss of 17 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 23 cents per share.

The drugmaker posted revenue of $265,000 in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $845,000.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $3.51. A year ago, they were trading at $2.50.

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