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Northern Oil and Gas reports 3Q loss

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) _ Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NOG) on Wednesday reported a loss of $16.1 million in its third quarter.

The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company said it had a loss of 26 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 4 cents per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $41.6 million in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $49.5 million.

In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company's shares hit $1.20. A year ago, they were trading at $1.70.

This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on NOG at https://www.zacks.com/ap/NOG