Samsung Surges Most Since 2009 as Profit Beats Estimates

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An attendee tries a video game on a Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy Gear Virtual-Reality headset at the Tokyo Game Show 2015 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Investors have punished Samsung Electronics Co. this year for its struggles against Apple Inc. and Chinese makers. They just gave it a $13 billion vote of confidence.

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