Vedanta stock erases most of early gains, closes over 1% higher due to profit-booking; share falls over 40% this year

At the offer price of Rs 87.5, Agarwal's Vedanta Resources will have to shell out Rs 16,218 crore to acquire all of the public shareholding.

Press Trust of India May 13, 2020 19:18:41 IST
Vedanta stock erases most of early gains, closes over 1% higher due to profit-booking; share falls over 40% this year

New Delhi: Shares of Vedanta Ltd on Wednesday shed most of its intra-day gains and settled just over 1 percent higher due to profit-booking.

In early trade, it rose sharply by 10 percent after Anil Agarwal announced plans to delist his Indian flagship firm by buying out nearly 49 percent of public shareholding at Rs 87.5 apiece.

Vedanta stock erases most of early gains closes over 1 higher due to profitbooking share falls over 40 this year

Representational image. Reuters.

On the BSE, the stock gained as much as 9.96 percent to Rs 98.20 during the day. However, it closed just 1.01 percent higher at Rs 90.20 on the back of profit-booking.

The scrip closed with a gain of 1.17 percent at Rs 90.10 after zooming 9.99 percent to Rs 97.95 during the day on the NSE.

In traded volume terms, 90.23 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and 14.58 crore units were exchanged on the NSE.

Vedanta, whose shares have fallen more than 40 percent this year, houses commodity as well as oil and gas business.

The company had a market value of under Rs 33,200 crore going by Tuesday's closing price of Rs 89.30 on the BSE.

At the offer price of Rs 87.5, Agarwal's Vedanta Resources will have to shell out Rs 16,218 crore to acquire all of the public shareholding.

In a regulatory filing, Vedanta said it has received a letter dated 12 May 2020, from Vedanta Resources Ltd (VRL) expressing intention to acquire all fully paid-up equity shares of the company that are held by the public shareholders.

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