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Eiger BioPharma: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) _ Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. (EIGR) on Thursday reported a loss of $17.2 million in its first quarter.

The Palo Alto, California-based company said it had a loss of 90 cents per share.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 88 cents per share.

Eiger BioPharma shares have risen nearly 8% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $10.94, a climb of 11% in the last 12 months.

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