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Shares of InterOil Corp (NYSE: IOC) rose about 2.2% after the company swung to a fourth-quarter profit. InterOil posted a quarterly profit at $13.2 million, or $0.27 per share, verus a year-ago loss of $34.8 million, or $0.76 per share. InterOil's revenue jumped 49% to $289.6 million. InterOil's revenue in the midstream refining business climbed 50% y/y, while its revenue in the downstream business surged 46% y/y.

Shares of QR Energy LP (NYSE: QRE) gained about 1.1% after the company announced its plans to buy oil-producing acreage in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Michigan from an undisclosed private seller for $230 million in cash. The deal is likely to close in April.

Shares of AboveNet Inc (NYSE: ABVT) surged about 13.5% after the Zayo Group LLC agreed to acquire AboveNet for around $2.2 billion in cash. The offer price of $84 per share represents a 13% premium over AboveNet's closing price on Friday.

Shares of Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd (NYSE: ACH) fell about 1.7% after the company reported a 69.4% drop in its earnings in 2011. Aluminum Corp. of China's profit declined to CNY237.97 million (US$37.6 million), versus a profit of CNY778 million in 2010. Its revenue climbed 20.6% to CNY145.87 billion versus CNY120.99 billion.

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