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Noble Corp.: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

LONDON (AP) _ Noble Corp. (NE) on Wednesday reported a loss of $33.1 million in its fourth quarter.

The London-based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 36 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 41 cents per share.

The offshore drilling contractor posted revenue of $309.9 million in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $287.2 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss widened to $885.1 million, or $3.59 per share. Revenue was reported as $1.08 billion.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $3.31. A year ago, they were trading at $4.09.

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