MILWAUKEE (AP) _ WEC Energy Group Inc. (WEC) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $205.3 million.

The Milwaukee-based company said it had net income of 65 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 64 cents per share.

The electricity and natural gas provider posted revenue of $2.08 billion in the period.

For the year, the company reported profit of $1.06 billion, or $3.34 per share. Revenue was reported as $7.68 billion.

WEC Energy expects full-year earnings to be $3.48 to $3.52 per share.

WEC Energy shares have risen slightly more than 8 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 8 percent. The stock has climbed 23 percent in the last 12 months.

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