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ESSA Pharma: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

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.

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