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Investors cheer Axis Bank Q3 numbers; scrip jumps 5.62%

Mumbai | Updated on January 18, 2011 Published on January 18, 2011

An Axis Bank ATM (file photo). -- M. Vedhan   -  The Hindu

Axis Bank on Tuesday advanced nearly by six per cent in the early trade on the BSE counter, after the private sector lender posted a 35.88 per cent jump in its third quarter net profit yesterday.

Shares of Axis Bank zoomed by 5.62 per cent to an early-high of Rs 1,296.55 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

In a similar fashion, the scrip witnessed a surge of 5.61 per cent to quote at Rs 1,297.95 in the opening trade.

The bank, yesterday, had posted a net profit of Rs 891.36 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2010, against Rs 655.98 crore in the corresponding period of last fiscal, which according to market experts were better-than-street expectations.

“Axis Bank net profit came ahead of expectations, driven by robust loan growth, higher fee and treasury income and lower loan loss provisions.

The bank remains adequately capitalised for strong growth in the medium term,” IIFL AVP, Research India Private Clients, Mr Rajiv Mehta, said.

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Published on January 18, 2011
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