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WPX: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ WPX Energy Inc. (WPX) on Wednesday reported a loss of $7 million in its third quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company said it had a loss of 1 cent. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 7 cents per share.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 9 cents per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $484 million in the period, also falling short of Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $527.1 million.

WPX shares have climbed 15 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $16.22, a climb of 44 percent in the last 12 months.

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