Nissan quarterly profit jumps 78 percent

February 9, 2011 1:01:42 PM PST
Nissan reported a 78 percent jump in quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecasts as vehicle sales grew in North America, Europe and Asia.

Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday its October-December profit totaled 80.07 billion yen ($976.4 million), up from 44.97 billion yen a year earlier.

Sales for its fiscal third quarter rose 5.3 percent to 2.103 trillion yen ($25.6 billion).