Multinational energy company ConocoPhillips ( COP) on Thursday reported a $3.4 billion loss in its second quarter, adding that it plans to scale back spending.
The company said it plans to slash $200 million from its $5 billion spending budget, joining large shale producers Anadarko Petroleum ( APC) and Whiting Petroleum ( WLL) in decreasing investments this year after crude prices fell below $50 a barrel.
Shares of the firm were climbing over 1.3% during Thursday morning trading.
For its second quarter, ConocoPhillips reported a loss of $2.78 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 14 cents per share. Analysts' were projecting a loss of 2 cents per share.
The Houston-based oil company posted revenue of $8.88 billion, beating expectations for $6.74 billion.
ConocoPhillips' net loss of $3.4 billion, or $2.78 a share, is greater than its loss of $1.1 billion, or 86 cents a share, in the same period a year ago.
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