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Conatus: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT) on Thursday reported a loss of $4.7 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 14 cents.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 12 cents per share.

The biotechnology company posted revenue of $7 million in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.3 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit 84 cents. A year ago, they were trading at $3.68.

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