Sprint reports 3Q loss

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In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, photo, a person walks by a Sprint store in Miami. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, Sprint Corp. reported a loss of $479 million in its fiscal third quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Alan ... Diaz) (The Associated Press)

Sprint Corp. (S) on Tuesday reported a loss of $479 million in its fiscal third quarter.

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On a per-share basis, the Overland Park, Kansas-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents.

The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 8 cents per share.

The wireless carrier posted revenue of $8.55 billion in the period, which beat Street forecasts. Fourteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.26 billion.

Sprint shares have increased 8 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has nearly tripled in the last 12 months.

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