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Houston Wire: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston Wire & Cable Co. (HWCC) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $656,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

The Houston-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share.

The specialty wire and cable distributor posted revenue of $82.3 million in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $2.6 million, or 15 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $338.3 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit $2.39. A year ago, they were trading at $5.67.

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