Raymond James Financial the brokerage that acquired Morgan Keegan from Regions Financial last year, posted a quarterly profit that rose 41 percent on a one-time tax benefit.

Net income advanced to $117.5 million, or 82 cents a share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $83 million, or 60 cents, a year earlier, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based company said today in a statement. That beat the 63-cent average estimate of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

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