BRIEF-GE Energy Financial Services raises solar fund in Japan
* GE Energy Financial Services raises largest* solar fund in Japan with Development Bank of Japan as anchor investor
Jan 31 Energizer Holdings Inc posted a lower quarterly profit on Thursday, as its businesses continue to come under pressure, though battery sales got a boost when Superstorm Sandy led people to stock up.
Energizer said it earned $129.8 million, or $2.07 per share, in the fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, down from $143.8 million, or $2.15 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, profit rose to $2.20 per share from $2.05 per share.
Sales declined to nearly $1.193 billion from $1.198 billion.
* Plant investment of $380 mln, will create almost 1,000 jobs