Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HLL.NS)
** Shares of Hindustan Unilever Ltd fall as much as 3 pct, making them top pct losers on the NSE index
MUMBAI Demand for its higher-end brands, from Dove soaps to Pond's face creams, helped Hindustan Unilever beat analysts' profit forecast for the fourth quarter, despite a drought that weighed on sales growth for India's largest consumer goods firm.
* Exploring price increases as raw material costs go up - CFO (Recasts; adds CFO quote and share move)
** Hindustan Unilever gains as much as 2.5 pct after posting better-than-expected earnings
MUMBAI Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), India's largest consumer goods firm, expects a sequential improvement in first-quarter volume growth, its chief financial officer said on Monday, after the firm's fourth-quarter results beat expectations.
MUMBAI, May 9 Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) , India's largest consumer goods firm, said on Monday its fourth-quarter profit rose 7 percent, beating analysts' expectations due to higher sales of its skin care, hair care, and packaged food products.