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DirecTV gains the most in four years

DirecTV’s sales rose 7.6 percent to $7.58 billion in the last quarter.

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DirecTV’s sales rose 7.6 percent to $7.58 billion in the last quarter.

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DirecTV sent all the right signals. The largest provider of satellite TV services surged nearly 7 percent — the most in four years, Bloomberg said — as profit beat forecasts. The company is betting on Latin America sales; in the quarter it added 583,000 subscribers there. Excluding one-time costs, DirecTV’s profit was $1.43 per share, topping the $1.09 average estimate of analysts polled by Bloomberg.

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