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Aurinia reports 4Q loss

VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) _ Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUPH) on Thursday reported a loss of $3.3 million in its fourth quarter.

The Victoria, British Columbia-based company said it had a loss of 4 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 14 cents per share.

The biotechnology company posted revenue of $31,000 in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $50,000.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $70.8 million, or 92 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $420,000.

Aurinia shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $5.36, a decrease of 31 percent in the last 12 months.

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