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Global Blood reports 4Q loss

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) _ Global Blood Therapeutics Inc. (GBT) on Monday reported a loss of $27.2 million in its fourth quarter.

The South San Francisco, California-based company said it had a loss of 74 cents per share.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 64 cents per share.

For the year, the company reported a loss of $82.5 million, or $2.48 per share.

Global Blood shares have more than doubled since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $37.70, more than doubling in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on GBT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/GBT

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