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Shares in engineering conglomerate L&T ended down 1.65 percent on Monday after the company posted a 10.5-percent rise in standalone profit for the quarter ended in December, but a fall in its operating margin hit investor sentiment.
The company said its operating margin in the third quarter was at 10.8 percent compared with 12.4 percent a year ago.
The BSE Capital Goods Index ended down 1.17 percent.
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Shares in Larsen & Toubro ended 1.2 percent higher at 2013.15 rupees after the firm announced a good set for Q2 numbers.
The firm topped market estimates with a 32 percent rise in profit on the back of a pickup in orders, and stood by its outlook for 20 percent revenue growth in fiscal 2011.
Shares in engineering and construction company Larsen & Toubro rose more than 3 percent on Thursday on improving outlook in the backdrop of a rapidly expanding economy.
The stock, which also ended as the top Sensex gainer, has gained 9 percent this month.
Shares in leading engineering and construction firm L&T continued their climb and closed 3.26 percent higher on Tuesday, after a good set of quarterly numbers declared on Monday.
The firm had said it was upbeat on outlook, which helped the stock reach its best closing level in four months.
The BSE Capital goods index witnessed a sharp drop over 5 percent on Thursday as top stocks like Larsen & Toubro (L&T) slumped 6.8 percent after results.
Shares in L&T, which announced its quarterly numbers, closed at 1524 rupees after losing 112 rupees after it reported its quarterly sales dropped 6.1 percent. It also ended as the top Sensex loser.
Engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro fell 3.6 percent and was the main stock that pushed the benchmark lower. Earlier in the day the company had announced its Q1 net profit had risen to 15.98 billion rupees.
Worries about the global economy and corporate results weighed on investor sentiments throughout trade, which saw the benchmark hitting the day’s low of 13,220.
Selling pressure pulled the BSE Sensex below 14,000 on Wednesday as concerns over global economic recovery spooked financial markets all around.
Trade was volatile and the 30-share sensitive index touched an intra-day low of 13,701 before closing 401 points lower at 13,769. The fifty-share Nifty ended 2.93 percent down at 4,078.