BRIEF-LPL Financial Llc says Dan Arnold named CEO
* Dan Arnold, LPL president, named President and CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
Jan 30 Whirlpool Corp said on Thursday its quarterly profit jumped 48 percent due to strong sales gains in North and South America, and indicated its 2014 earnings would be broadly inline with analysts' forecasts.
The world's largest maker of home appliances reported a fourth-quarter net profit of $181 million, or $2.26 a share, up from $122 million, or $1.52 a share, a year earlier.
Sales at the maker of Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid appliances rose 6.2 percent to $5.1 billion.
It said sales rose in every region during the quarter except Asia, where they dropped 7 percent, driven lower by a sharp slowdown in demand in India.
Sales were up 9 percent in North America, 8 percent in Latin America and 1 percent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Looking forward, Whirlpool said it expects to report full-year earnings excluding special items in a range of $12.00 to $12.50 a share.
Going into Thursday's report, analysts were expecting the company to report full-year earnings excluding special items of $12.26 a share, according to Thomson Reuters estimates.
LONDON, Dec 5 GlaxoSmithKline said on Monday that Dominique Limet would step down at the end of March 2017 as head of the drugmaker's majority-owned HIV business ViiV Healthcare, to be replaced by GSK insider Deborah Waterhouse.
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