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Akebia Therapeutics: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Akebia Therapeutics Inc. (AKBA) on Thursday reported a loss of $72.4 million in its first quarter.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 62 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 44 cents per share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 42 cents per share.

The kidney disease treatment developer posted revenue of $72.7 million in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $83.7 million.

Akebia Therapeutics shares have risen slightly more than 6% since the beginning of the year. The stock has decreased 37% in the last 12 months.

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