Shares of Intelsat S.A. /zigman2/quotes/205500850/composite I -10.17% shot up 9.6% in midday trading Thursday, paring earlier gains of as much as 19%, after the Luxembourg-based communications satellite reported before the open a narrower-than-expected loss and revenue that fell less than forecast. The net loss was $115.0 million, or 81 cents a share, after a loss of $111.3 million, or 81 cents a share, in the year-ago period. The FactSet consensus was for a net loss per share of 94 cents. Revenue fell 4.8% to $517.0 million, above the FactSet consensus of $500.9 million. Network services revenue fell 1% to $200.2 million, media revenue declined 9% to $210.6 million and government revenue fell 2% to $96.0 million. For 2020, the company expects revenue of $1.93 billion to $1.98 billion, compared with the FactSet consensus of $1.98 billion. The stock, which has now bounced 42% since it closed at a 2-year low of $3.10 on Feb. 14, has still plunged 38.3% over the past three months through Wednesday, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.51% has gained 7.9%.