(Reuters) - National Bank of Canada beat analysts’ estimates for first-quarter profit on Wednesday, as it set aside less capital to cover its loan losses and as earnings from its financial markets unit surpassed pre-pandemic levels.
Net income excluding one-off items rose to C$761 million ($605.41 million), or C$2.15 a share, in the three months through January, compared with C$620 billion, or C$1.70 a share, a year earlier. Analysts had expected C$1.71 a share, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
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