Following the results, Infosys' scrip soared 6.75 percent to Rs 2,108 at the BSE. On the NSE, it jumped 6.86 percent to Rs 2,100. The blue-chip stock was the top performer among the front-line scrips on both the Sensex and Nifty during the afternoon trade.

Infosys, India's second-largest IT firm, today reported a 13 percent growth in consolidated net profit to Rs 3,250 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, on higher volume and improved utilisation rates.

The company's net profit stood at Rs 2,875 crore in the same period last year.

The Bengaluru-based firm's consolidated revenues in October-December quarter rose 5.9 percent to Rs 13,796 crore from Rs 13,026 crore in the year-ago period, the company said.

The company's net profit was higher 4.9 percent from Rs 3,096 crore in July-September 2014 quarter, while revenue grew 3.4 percent from Rs 13,342 crore in the second quarter of fiscal 2014-15.

In dollar terms, Infosys posted 12.7 percent jump in net profit to USD 522 million, while revenue was up 5.6 percent to USD 2.21 billion in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, buying was also seen in other IT stocks with TCS trading 2.35 per cent higher and Wipro gaining 2.15 percent.

Among others, Tech Mahindra rose by 3.70 percent, Hexaware Tech (2.88 per cent) and HCL Tech (2.20 percent). Led by the gains in these stocks, the BSE IT index rose by 3.49 percent to 10,750.42, the most among the 12 sectoral indices.

The broader market benchmark Sensex was also trading 47.44 points up at 27,322.15.

 

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