ATLANTA (AP) _ Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $1.31 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had profit of $1.91. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.80 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.74 per share.
The airline posted revenue of $11.95 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $11.96 billion.
Delta shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 4 percent. The stock has fallen roughly 6 percent in the last 12 months.
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