Noble Energy  (NBL) - Get Report is expected to report a quarterly loss of 6 cents a share on sales of $997.4 million before the market opens on Friday, based on a FactSet survey of 31 analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of 35 cents a share on sales of $1.3 billion.

The stock has risen 9.8% since the company last reported earnings on Feb. 19.

Quarterly estimates have fallen 2.8 cents a share in the past month.

Noble Energy is currently trading at a price-to-forward-earnings ratio of 63.9 based on the 12-month estimates of 31 analysts surveyed by FactSet.

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