Shares of Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) surged over 9 per cent in early trade on frenzied buying buoyed by an over 12-fold jump in net profit for the third quarter ended December 31.
After opening the firm,the company’s shares jumped further by 9.56 per cent to Rs 315 on the BSE.
In a similar fashion,HPCL’s shares rose by 7.70 per cent to Rs 309.75 on the National Stock Exchange.
State-owned HPCL yesterday reported 12-fold jump in net profit at Rs 2,725.18 crore during the October-December period of this fiscal against Rs 211.03 crore in the year-ago period,on receiving government subsidy on fuel sales for the previous two quarters.
The rally in the stock outperformed the subdued broader market where the BSE barometer Sensex was trading at 17,858.25,up 27.50 points at 1025 hrs.