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Canadian Natural Resources reports 1st-quarter loss but tops expectations

CALGARY – CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ) on Thursday reported a loss of $76.5 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Calgary, Alberta-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 36 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 42 cents per share.

The oil and natural gas company posted revenue of $1.65 billion in the period.

Canadian Natural Resources shares have increased 28 per cent since the beginning of the year. The stock has fallen 15 per cent in the last 12 months.

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