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Global Blood: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) _ Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. (GBT) on Wednesday reported a loss of $48.9 million in its first quarter.

The South San Francisco, California-based company said it had a loss of 87 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 94 cents per share.

Global Blood shares have climbed 41% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $57.97, a rise of 19% in the last 12 months.

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