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Strong volume-led growth adds sweetness to Nestle India; stock gains 3%

Analysts say double-digit earnings growth necessary to sustain pricey stock valuations

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A Nestle company logo is pictured on a bar of Milky Bar chocolate (Photo: Reuters)

In an otherwise falling market, the stock of Nestlé India gained over 3 per cent on Monday to close at Rs 11,781 on the National Stock Exchange.  What supported the Rs 369.50-increase in share price, besides the special interim dividend of Rs 180 per share (announced on Friday), are strong volume-led top line growth in the June 2019 quarter (Q2CY2019) and the company’s plan to add new manufacturing capacity.  Notably, this comes at a time when the markets are unable to sense near-term consumption recovery and there is visible absence of capital ...