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Spark Energy posts 3Q profit

HOUSTON (AP) _ Spark Energy Inc. (SPKE) on Friday reported third-quarter earnings of $2.3 million.

On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of 11 cents.

The electricity and natural gas retailer posted revenue of $215.5 million in the period.

Spark Energy shares have declined almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 21 percent in the last 12 months.

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