Board of directors recommends dividend of Rs40 a share
The consolidated net profit of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals rose 10.37% to Rs560.57 crore for the year ended 31 December 2010, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange on Monday. The company posted a net profit of Rs507.86 crore during January-December 2009.
Net sales rose to Rs2,151.05 crore in the year ended 31 December 2010 from Rs1,907.77 crore in the previous year. The board of directors, at its meeting on Monday recommended a dividend of Rs40 per share for the year ended 31 December 2010.
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals shares were lower by 0.6% at Rs2,196.60 at the close of trading on the Bombay Stock Exchange today.
Gas-based project near Baroda to be commissioned in next five-year plan
Engineering major Larsen & Toubro on Monday said it has bagged a Rs1,100 crore order from Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) for setting up a 375MW gas-based power plant at Dhuvaran, near Baroda. The project will be commissioned during the next five-year plan.
"The EPC order was bagged by L&T under global competitive bidding, against stiff competition from domestic and international power plant equipment manufacturers," the company stated. L&T will design, supply, install and commission the entire power project on a turnkey basis. It will get advance gas turbines and high-efficiency steam turbines for the plant from Siemens AG, Germany.
L&T has executed a number of gas-based power projects. It recently commissioned a 238.5MW co-generation power plant for Indian Oil Corporation at Panipat. It is also executing a 2x384MW gas-based power plant for GMR Group at Vemagiri, in Andhra Pradesh.
The L&T stock price was up 6.7% at Rs 1,660.75 at the close of trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange today, compared with the BSE Sensex which gained 2.6%.
IDBI Mutual Fund’s new issue closes on 28th February
IDBI Mutual Fund has launched IDBI Monthly Income Plan, an open-ended income scheme.
The investment objective of the scheme would be to provide regular income along with opportunities for capital appreciation through investments in a diversified basket of debt, equity and money market instruments.
The new issue opens on 14th February and closes on 28th February. The minimum investment amount is Rs5,000.