SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) _ NorthWestern Corp. (NWE) on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $56.6 million.
The Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based company said it had profit of $1.17 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.13 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share.
The electric and gas utility posted revenue of $367.3 million in the period.
NorthWestern shares have increased slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $59.92, an increase of 6.5 percent in the last 12 months.
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