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Rex Energy reports 4Q loss

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ Rex Energy Corp. (REXX) on Tuesday reported a loss of $67.4 million in its fourth quarter.

On a per-share basis, the State College, Pennsylvania-based company said it had a loss of 69 cents. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 8 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 10 cents per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $48 million in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $46.8 million.

For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $176.7 million, or $1.37 per share. Revenue was reported as $139 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company's shares hit 64 cents. A year ago, they were trading at $2.17.

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