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Ziopharm: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

BOSTON (AP) _ Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (ZIOP) on Wednesday reported a loss of $13.4 million in its first quarter.

The Boston-based company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $4.41. A year ago, they were trading at $4.59.

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