Shares of drug firm Merck today soared nearly 18 per cent after the company reported over two-fold jump in net profit for the second quarter ended June 30.
The stock zoomed 17.72 per cent to settle at Rs 2,882.50 on BSE. Intra-day, it jumped 19.99 per cent to Rs 2,938.35 -- its 52-week high.
At NSE, shares of the company soared 16.68 per cent to close at Rs 2,859.60.
Merck Ltd today reported over two-fold jump in net profit to Rs 48.30 crore for the second quarter ended June 30.
The company had posted a net profit of Rs 20.12 crore in the year-ago period, Merck said in a filing to BSE.
Merck follows January-December calendar as its financial year.
Revenue from operations stood at Rs 220.28 crore during the reported quarter. It was Rs 173.61 crore in the same period a year ago.
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