SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Vital Therapies Inc. (VTL) on Tuesday reported a loss of $12.7 million in its second quarter.

The San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 30 cents per share.

Vital Therapies shares have increased 45 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, shares hit $8.65, nearly tripling in the last 12 months.

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