Hindustan Aeronautics stock falls 5% against its issue price of Rs 1,215 in trading debut on bourses

IPO of the Hindustan Aeronautics was open during 16-20 March and was subscribed 99 percent

PTI March 28, 2018 12:55:35 IST
Hindustan Aeronautics stock falls 5% against its issue price of Rs 1,215 in trading debut on bourses

New Delhi: Shares of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) made a tepid debut at the bourses today, falling more than 5 percent over its issue price of Rs 1,215.

The scrip listed at Rs 1,169, a loss of 3.78 percent on BSE. At NSE, shares of the company opened the day at Rs 1,152, falling 5.18 percent from the issue price. In terms of equity volume, 1.15 lakh shares were traded on BSE and over 9 lakh shares changed hands at NSE during the morning trade.

The company's market valuation stood at Rs 38,969.52 crore. The IPO of the Bengaluru-based firm was open during 16-20 March and was subscribed 99 percent.

The state-owned firm's IPO was for 34,107,525 shares. The price band for the offer was fixed at Rs 1,215-1,240 per share.

Hindustan Aeronautics stock falls 5 against its issue price of Rs 1215 in trading debut on bourses

Hindustan Aeronautics stock falls 5% against its issue price in trading debut. Reuters image.

The sale is part of the government’s Rs 75,000-crore divestment process, which for the first time in many years, has already crossed the target.

Hindustan Aeronautics, set up in 1940, produces over 27 types of light combat aircraft and helicopters and is the 39th largest aerospace company in the world. Acting chairman VM Chamola said HAL has an order book of over Rs 68,000 crore, which covers the next three years and had a revenue of over Rs 5,300 crore in the first half of the current fiscal, which he attributed to the seasonal factors.

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