UPDATE 1-Aura Minerals loss widens; cuts gold production outlook
* Q2 loss $0.07/shr vs loss/shr $0.03 year ago
* Cuts FY gold production outlook
Aug 11 (Reuters) - Canadian gold miner Aura Minerals Inc's (ORA.TO) second-quarter loss widened, hit by heavy rains at its San Andres mine in Honduras, and the company cut its full-year gold production outlook.
The company cut its gold production outlook to 157,000-167,000 ounces, from its previous view of 185,000-195,000 ounces due to bad weather in Honduras.
For the second quarter, the company posted a loss of $13.3 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with a loss of $3.6 million, or 3 cents a share, a year ago. Aura reported sales of $38.6 million.
Analysts on average were expecting the company to break even per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Exploration expenses more than tripled to $6.6 million.
Shares of the Vancouver-based company closed at C$3.76 Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. (Reporting by NR Sethuraman in Bangalore)
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