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Durect: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) _ Durect Corp. (DRRX) on Tuesday reported a loss of $7.1 million in its first quarter.

The Cupertino, California-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share.

The specialty pharmaceutical company posted revenue of $4.1 million in the period, which also beat Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.5 million.

The company's shares closed at 80 cents. A year ago, they were trading at $1.79.

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