1. Hindustan Unilever shares up over 3% after Q1 earnings

Hindustan Unilever shares up over 3% after Q1 earnings

Shares of FMCG major Hindustan Unilever today rose by more than 3% after the company reported an over 9% rise in standalone net profit for the April-June period.

By: | Published: July 19, 2017 12:29 PM
At NSE, shares of the company went up by 3.21 per cent to touch its one year high of Rs 1,195.05. (Image: Reuters)

Shares of FMCG major Hindustan Unilever today rose by more than 3 per cent after the company reported an over 9% rise in standalone net profit for the April-June period. After making a positive opening, shares of the company further climbed 3.18% to Rs 1,195.10 — its 52-week high — on BSE. At NSE, shares of the company went up by 3.21 per cent to touch its one year high of Rs 1,195.05.

Hindustan Unilever yesterday posted an over 9 per cent rise in its standalone net profit at Rs 1,283 crore for the April-June period, while some of its business verticals saw a muted quarter due to ‘destocking’ in view of the GST implementation from July 1. The company had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 1,174 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) said in a BSE filing.

Net sales during the quarter under review stood at Rs 9,094 crore as against Rs 8,662 crore a year ago, up 4.98 per cent. “During the quarter, trade sentiment remained cautious, particularly in the run up to GST implementation. Despite high promotional intensity, stock pipelines remained low and varied across categories, channels and geographies,” HUL said.

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