Dow Inc.: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) _ Dow Inc. (DOW) on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $225 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

The Midland, Michigan-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 26 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 30 cents per share.

The materials science posted revenue of $8.35 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.96 billion.

Dow Inc. shares have decreased 19% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen slightly more than 1%. The stock has dropped 13% in the last 12 months.

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