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La Jolla Pharmaceutical: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co. (LJPC) on Monday reported a loss of $31.7 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of $1.17.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of $1.31 per share.

The drugmaker posted revenue of $4.4 million in the period.

La Jolla Pharmaceutical shares have decreased slightly more than 9% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $8.54, a decline of 72% in the last 12 months.

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