VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ ESSA Pharma Inc. (EPIX) on Thursday reported a loss of $4.6 million in its fiscal first quarter.
The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company said it had a loss of 22 cents per share.
The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share.
ESSA Pharma shares have dropped roughly 4% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $5.30, a rise of 41% in the last 12 months.