Acxiom reports 2Q loss

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Acxiom Corp. (ACXM) on Wednesday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $3.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

The Conway, Arkansas-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 22 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 15 cents per share.

The data-services company posted revenue of $225.2 million in the period.

Acxiom expects full-year earnings in the range of 80 cents to 85 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $920 million to $930 million.

Acxiom shares have decreased 8 percent since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $24.65, an increase of nearly 5 percent in the last 12 months.

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