Bridgestone hits near 7-yr high after forecasting strong 2013

TOKYO Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:24pm EST

TOKYO Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares of Bridgestone Corp jumped 10.3 percent to a near seven-year high of 2,819 yen on Tuesday after it forecast a 34 percent jump in operating profit for the year ending December 31 after reporting a 49.5 percent surge in 2012.

(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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