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Versartis reports 1Q loss

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) _ Versartis Inc. (VSAR) on Thursday reported a loss of $29.7 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Menlo Park, California-based company said it had a loss of 85 cents.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 70 cents per share.

Versartis shares have increased 33 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $19.80, more than doubling in the last 12 months.


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


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