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BioDelivery: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. (BDSI) on Monday reported a loss of $3.8 million in its first quarter.

The Raleigh, North Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 5 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share.

The specialty pharmaceutical company posted revenue of $19.8 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $19.6 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Monday, the company's shares hit $4.91. A year ago, they were trading at $1.93.

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