US Steel posts smaller second-quarter loss, tops forecast

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United States Steel Corp. (X) on Tuesday reported a smaller loss in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

The Pittsburgh-based company reported a loss of $18 million, or 12 cents per share, compared with a loss of $78 million, or 54 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

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Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 17 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 33 cents per share.

The company reported revenue of $4.4 billion compared with $4.43 billion in the same quarter a year ago, and beat Wall Street forecasts. Analysts expected $4.12 billion, according to Zacks.

United States Steel shares have decreased $1.83, or 6.2 percent, to $27.67 since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 6.6 percent. However, the stock has risen $9.96, or 56 percent, in the last 12 months.

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