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Essendant: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Essendant Inc. (ESND) on Thursday reported a loss of $4.5 million in its third quarter.

The Deerfield, Illinois-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 14 cents per share.

The workplace supplies distributor posted revenue of $1.29 billion in the period.

Essendant shares have increased 37 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $12.74, a rise of 1.5 percent in the last 12 months.

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