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Panasonic Extends Gains, Up 14.2%

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Koji Sasahara

Shares of Panasonic jumped 14 percent in early trade on Monday, hitting a 7-month high after the consumer electronics maker rebounded to a quarterly profit and stuck with its full-year earnings forecast.

It was the fifth-most traded stock on the main board by turnover.

Panasonic posted an operating profit of 34.6 billion yen ($373.61 million), up from an 8.1 billion yen loss a year ago, as it moves its business away from loss-making TVs in favor of household appliances.

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