6:00 PM Mumbai – Allahabad Bank net jump 25%. Clariant Chemicals net plunged 39%. Hindustan Media Ventures climbed 20%. IRB Infra won contract for a road project in Haryana. Kajaria Ceramics profit and sales surged and agreed to acquire 51% stake in Taurus Tiles. Lupin net jumped 35%.
The Sensex Index dropped 184.52 or 0.8% to close at 22,323.90. The CNX Nifty slipped 62.75 to close at 6,652.55.
Gainers & Losers
tumbled 8.7% to Rs 95.05 after net profit in the fourth-quarter surged 25.05% to Rs 157.75 crore and total revenues increased 9.6% to Rs 5,237.68 crore.
At the end of fiscal year in March, ratio of gross non-performing assets to gross advances jumped to 5.73% from 3.92% a year ago.
Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd
declined 3.5% to Rs 670.60 after net profit in the fourth-quarter plunged 38.9% to Rs 15.13 crore and net sales fell 1.2% to Rs 274.21 crore.
Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd
dropped 2.9% to Rs 134 after net profit in the fourth-quarter climbed 19.8% to Rs 27.21 crore and total revenues jumped 18.3% to Rs 183.88 crore.
IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd
surged 7% to Rs 124 after the company received a letter of award from National Highways Authority of India for a road project in Haryana.
Kajaria Ceramics Limited
climbed 3.8% to Rs 483.20 after net profit in the fourth-quarter surged 36.8% to Rs 42.11 crore and total revenue soared 19.9% to Rs 524.27 crore.
Separately, in a statement to the stock exchanges, the ceramic tiles maker said it agreed to acquire 51% stake in Taurus Tiles Pvt Ltd by subscribing to the equity shares of the company for an undisclosed amount.
The board of the Kajaria has approved a plan to hike its stake in Jaxx Vitrified Pvt Ltd to 61% by acquiring an additional 10% for an undisclosed sum.
slipped 1.2% to Rs 990.20 after net profit in the fourth-quarter jumped 35.5% to Rs 553 crore and total revenue soared 20.7% to Rs 3,120.53 crore.
For the year, net profit jumped 39.7% to Rs 1,836.37 crore and revenues climbed 25.5% to Rs 8,939.38 crore.
The pharma company said formulation sales in the U.S. and Europe climbed 29% to Rs 5,180.50 crore from Rs 4,005.10 crore a year ago and domestic formulations revenues jumped 5% to Rs 2,479.50 crore.
Syndicate Bank Ltd
plummeted 7.2% to Rs 99.20 after net profit in the fourth-quarter declined 30.9% to Rs 409.30 crore and revenues climbed 12.06% to Rs 5,357.40 crore.
At the end of the year in March, ratio of gross non-performing assets climbed 2.62% from 1.99% and net ratio non-performing assets doubled to 1.56% compared to 0.76% a year ago.