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Safe Bulkers: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

MONACO (AP) _ Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $8.1 million.

On a per-share basis, the company said it had net income of 5 cents.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 6 cents per share.

The shipping company posted revenue of $50.1 million in the period, topping Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $48.1 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $2.48. A year ago, they were trading at $3.58.

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