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Strong Q3 numbers lift ONGC shares by 2.5% on BSE

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 31, 2011 Published on January 31, 2011

Defying weakness in the broader market, shares of Oil and Natural Gas Corp surged by up to 2.5 per cent in early trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange on Monday powered by an over two-fold jump in the third quarter net profit.

The state-run oil and gas giant had reported an over two-fold jump in net profit to Rs 7,083 crore for the quarter ended December 31 after market hours on Friday.

Bolstered by the smart numbers, ONGC’s shares opened on a robust note and went up by 2.5 per cent to touch an early-high of Rs 1,164 apiece on BSE.

In a similar fashion, the company’s scrip registered a 3.22 per cent gain on the National Stock Exchange Nifty index and was trading at Rs 1,169.40 in the early part of the session.

Analysts said ONGC’s better-than-expected earnings lifted investor sentiment and triggered buying in the stock.

Published on January 31, 2011
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