India's HCL Tech shares gain on robust earnings

MUMBAI Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:46pm EDT

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Shares in Indian software services provider HCL Technologies (HCLT.NS) rose 2.5 percent in pre-open trade on Wednesday after the company posted a better-than-expected 78 percent rise in consolidated net profit for the July-September quarter.

HCLT said consolidated net profit rose to 8.85 billion rupees ($167.9 million) from 4.97 billion rupees for the year-earlier period.

(Reporting by Manoj Dharra, Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Rafael Nam)