Hindustan Unilever Q2 profit up 17 percent, beats forecast

MUMBAI Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:22am EDT

MUMBAI Oct 26 (Reuters) - Hindustan Unilever Ltd, the Indian unit of Anglo-Dutch Unilever Plc , beat market forecasts with a 17 percent jump in quarterly net profit.

The largest Indian household products and consumer goods maker posted a net profit of 8.07 billion rupees for the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30 from 6.89 billion rupees a year earlier.

Analysts had expected a net profit of 7.5 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters Starmine Estimates.

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