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QEP Resources: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

DENVER (AP) _ QEP Resources Inc. (QEP) on Wednesday reported a loss of $116.7 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Denver-based company said it had a loss of 49 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 15 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $280.6 million in the period, which fell short of Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $290.2 million.

QEP Resources shares have risen 43 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 17 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $8.05, a fall of 34 percent in the last 12 months.

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