DALLAS (AP) _ HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC) on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $342.5 million.
On a per-share basis, the Dallas-based company said it had profit of $1.93. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.98 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.63 per share.
The independent energy company posted revenue of $4.77 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.52 billion.
HollyFrontier shares have climbed 23 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 74 percent in the last 12 months.
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