Shares of ONGC jumped 4% on Thursday as the Indian government cut taxes and duties on fuels.
What Happened: India's Finance Ministry on Thursday slashed the windfall profit tax on domestically produced crude petroleum to ₹4,350/tonne from ₹5,050/tonne. The export tax on diesel was also cut to ₹1 from ₹6/litre. Excise duty on Aviation Turbine Fuel was also brought down to ₹3 from the earlier ₹7.5/litre.
The news comes on the heel of the energy giant posting its Q3 results. The company's standalone net profit jumped 26% year-over-year to ₹11,045 crore in the December quarter. Its gross revenue also jumped 35.5% YoY to ₹38,584 crore.
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The company also announced a second interim dividend for the current financial year. The board approved a dividend payout of ₹4 per share. The record date for the dividend payment has been set for Feb.24. The company had earlier announced an interim dividend of ₹ 6.75 per share last November.
Price Action: ONGC shares traded 3.53% higher at ₹152.70 on Thursday afternoon.
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