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Tata Motors Shares Gain 5%t After JLR Show

After a positive opening, the company further gained 5 per cent to Rs 472.95 on the BSE

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Shares of Tata Motors on Wednesday (24 May) jumped 5 per cent on robust performance of its British subsidiary Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). After a positive opening, the company further gained 5 per cent to Rs 472.95 on the BSE.

At the NSE, the stock went up by 5 per cent to Rs 473.35. "After disappointments over the past two quarters, JLR delivered a good set of numbers," Edelweiss Research said in a report.

Robust performance of JLR somewhat helped the numbers, but currency volatilities, which saw the rupee appreciating against the pound, cast some adverse impact on the bottom line.

JLR reported a 13 per cent jump in retail sales and a 10.1 per cent increase in revenues during the reporting quarter. Tata Motors yesterday reported a 16.79 per cent decline in the March quarter net at Rs 4,336.43 crore on slowdown in the domestic business, terming 2016-17 as a year of "homemade misses", and promised to work on execution.

The Tata group company reported a 35 per cent drop in 2016-17 post tax profit at Rs 7,454 crore at a consolidated level. Total revenues moved up to Rs 15,206 crore in the fourth quarter from the year-ago's Rs 14,258 crore on a standalone basis.

(PTI)