The HUL top management gave a hint in July, during the conference call with investors, that the company might go for a price-cut
Shares of Hindustan Unilever (HUL) declined 2 percent on BSE on August 28 amid reports that the company cut prices of some of its soaps by as much as 30 percent in a bid to cope with weak demands amid tough competition.
In July, the largest consumer goods company in the country reduced prices of Lifebuoy, Lux and Dove soaps in order to counter weak demands and tough competition, the daily newspaper Mint reported.
On the other hand, the company increased prices of face-washes for brands such as Fair & Lovely, Ponds, Pears and Dove between 4-14 percent, Mint reported referring to an August 27 report by Kotak Institutional Equities.
Moneycontrol could not independently verify the news.
The HUL top management gave a hint in July, during the conference call with investors, that the company might go for a price-cut as it expected weak commodity prices to continue.Shares of HUL traded at Rs 1,829.50, down Rs 32.05 or 1.72 percent on BSE around 0955 hours IST.Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.