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Vital Therapies reports 4Q loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Vital Therapies Inc. (VTL) on Tuesday reported a loss of $11.7 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 37 cents.

For the year, the company reported a loss of $41 million, or $1.31 per share.

In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company's shares hit $4.35. A year ago, they were trading at $9.24.

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