A man uses a mobile device in front of Samsung Electronics Co. signage at the company’s D’light flagship store in Seoul, South Korea. (Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

In Year of Disaster, Samsung Shares Outperform Apple's: Chart

(Bloomberg) -- It’s been a rough year for Samsung Electronics Co. in certain respects. The South Korean company had to kill off the fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, then heir apparent Jay Y. Lee was put on trial for alleged bribery. Yet Samsung shares have soared with strong sales of semiconductors and displays. Indeed, its share have outperformed Apple Inc.’s in a stellar year for the iPhone maker.

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