Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care on Monday posted 41.82 per cent rise in net profit at Rs. 76.57 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs. 53.99 crore during the same period of previous year.

Net sales of the company rose to Rs. 570.59 crore during the second quarter, as against Rs. 470.57 crore in the same period of previous year, Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care said in a filing to the BSE.

Procter & Gamble shares closed at Rs 3,084.20 apiece on the BSE, down 0.10 per cent from previous close.

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