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Diana Shipping: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ Diana Shipping inc. (DSX) on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The Athens, Greece-based company said it had profit of 2 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were 7 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share.

The shipping company posted revenue of $60.3 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $55.9 million.

The company's shares closed at $3.22. A year ago, they were trading at $3.85.

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