By The Associated Press
GOOD QUARTER: Samsung Electronics Co. forecast another record quarterly operating profit. The guidance for Samsung's third-quarter earnings showed it was on track to report a record-high profit for a fourth straight quarter.
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES: Strong sales of high-end smartphones are expected to offset weak semiconductor orders.
LOOKING AHEAD: Analysts say a rise in marketing spending will decrease the company's profit in the October-December quarter and sustaining fat margins in premium mobile devices could be increasingly tough.
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