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Transocean: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland (AP) _ Transocean Ltd. (RIG) on Monday reported a loss of $409 million in its third quarter.

The Steinhausen, Switzerland-based company said it had a loss of 88 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 6 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share.

The offshore oil and gas drilling contractor posted revenue of $816 million in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $777.9 million.

Transocean shares have declined 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has decreased 1 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $10.41, a climb of roughly 1 percent in the last 12 months.

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