ST LOUIS (AP) _ Arch Coal Inc. (ARCH) on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $43.3 million.

On a per-share basis, the St. Louis-based company said it had net income of $2.06. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.26 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.95 per share.

The coal producer posted revenue of $592.3 million in the period, also topping Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $529.4 million.

Arch Coal shares have decreased 13 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed 10 percent in the last 12 months.


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