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Biocon Ltd shares surge over 2% after firm reports rise in Q3 net

Agencies | Updated on: Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:18 PM IST

On the BSE, the stock opened at Rs 363.00, then jumped 2.61 percent and touched an early high of Rs 373.40 in initial deals. It was later trading at Rs 371.25, up 2.02 percent. / Representational Image |
On the BSE, the stock opened at Rs 363.00, then jumped 2.61 percent and touched an early high of Rs 373.40 in initial deals. It was later trading at Rs 371.25, up 2.02 percent. / Representational Image |
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Shares of Biocon Ltd surged over 2 percent in morning trade on Friday after the biotechnology major reported strong December quarter earnings.

On the BSE, the stock opened at Rs 363.00, then jumped 2.61 percent and touched an early high of Rs 373.40 in initial deals. It was later trading at Rs 371.25, up 2.02 percent.

In a similar trend, the stock opened at Rs 364, then touched a high of Rs 371.55, registering a gain of 2.02 percent over its last close on the NSE.

On Thursday, biotechnology major Biocon Ltd reported a 17.68 percent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 219.6 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2021. The company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 186.6 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal.

Consolidated total income in the third quarter this fiscal stood at Rs 2,222.5 crore, compared to Rs 1,885.3 crore a year ago.

The biosimilars vertical clocked revenue of Rs 981.4 crore, compared to Rs 768.9 crore in the same quarter last fiscal, while the generics segment had a revenue of Rs 607.4 crore, against Rs 567.1 crore earlier, the company said.

The company further said its research services registered a revenue of Rs 641.4 crore in the third quarter against Rs 584.5 crore in the same period last fiscal.

(With PTI inputs)

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Published on: Friday, January 21, 2022, 11:51 AM IST