In a regulatory filing to stock exchanges Friday, the blue chip firm said its board of directors had approved an interim dividend of Rs.20 per share.
"The record date of dividend is October 18, 2013," the company said in the filing note.
The interim dividend for this fiscal is Rs.5 or 100 percent more than the company gave in last fiscal (2012-13) at Rs.15 per share (300 percent) of Rs.5 value in October 2012.
The company's better than expected results for the second quarter (July-Sep) of this fiscal, beating estimates, has also buoyed the sentiment and its scrip gained 5.18 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) within two hours of trade opening.
Opening at Rs.3,157.85, the company's scrip gained 161.85 points to trade at Rs.3,286 at 11 a.m. on the BSE.
--IANS (Posted on 11-10-2013)