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Hindustan Unilever profit up 6.2 pct, beats estimates


REUTERS - Hindustan Unilever Ltd, maker of products ranging from Lakme cosmetics to BRU coffee, reported a 6.2 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales of its Pears and Dove products. Net profit rose to 11.83 billion rupees ($184.57 million) in the quarter ended March 31, compared with 11.14 billion rupees a year earlier, the company said on Wednesday. ( polled by Thomson Reuters estimated a profit of 10.80 billion rupees on average.Revenue from the company's personal care segment, which houses brands such as Vaseline and Pond's, rose about 8 ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 16:03 IST