MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Shares in America Movil, the Mexican telecommunications company controlled by tycoon Carlos Slim, rose by more than 4% after the market opened on Wednesday, the first day of trading since it published a 40% jump in profits.
On Tuesday, America Movil reported that net profit rose to 20.1 billion pesos ($873.8 million) in the second quarter from 14.9 billion pesos in the same period last year.
Even though costs were lower in the quarter, the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on some aspects of its business.
Separately, America Movil said one of its units, AMCO, had formed a strategic partnership with U.S. firm Verizon Media to market its advertising in Mexico.
Reporting by Mexico City Newsroom
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