TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nissan Motor posted on Thursday a 6.4% rise in third-quarter operating profit to 141.6 billion yen ($951.80 million), missing analysts’ estimates, and maintained its annual outlook.

The result compared with an average estimate of 179.8 billion yen in a poll of nine analysts by LSEG and a 133.1 billion yen in the same period a year earlier.

The automaker maintained its operating profit forecast of 620 billion yen for the current financial year.

($1 = 148.7700 yen)

(Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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