MINNETONKA, Minn. _ Northern Oil and Gas Inc. (NOG) on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $96.5 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company said it had a loss of 49 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 9 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 8 cents per share.

The independent oil and gas company posted revenue of $66.8 million in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $96.8 million, which also topped Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $95.2 million.

The company's shares closed at $3.29. A year ago, they were trading at $1.

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