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PetroQuest reports 1Q loss

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) _ PetroQuest Energy Inc. (PQ) on Wednesday reported a loss of $3.6 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based company said it had a loss of 23 cents.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 18 cents per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $20.8 million in the period.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $2.32. A year ago, they were trading at $2.86.

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