Symantec third-quarter profit beats Street, splits chairman, CEO jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Symantec Corp beat earnings expectations and said it is splitting the chief executive and chairman jobs ahead of a Wednesday meeting to unveil a new strategy it hopes will end years of investor disappointment. Symantec, the maker of Norton anti-virus software, reported profit of 45 cents per share, excluding items, for its fiscal third quarter ended December 28. That topped the average analyst estimate of 38 cents, according to a poll by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue rose 4 percent from a year earlier to $1.79 billion, beating the average view of $1.74 billion. …

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