IndusInd Bank extends gain on promoter stake hike plans, soars 30% in 1 wk

The promoters, IndusInd International Holdings Ltd. and IndusInd Ltd., currently hold 14.68 per cent of the paid-up share capital of the bank.
Shares of IndusInd Bank were trading higher for fifth straight day, rallying 8 per cent to Rs 541 on the BSE on Thursday, after its promoters said that they would acquire additional shares of the bank from the secondary market.

The stock of the private sector lender has soared 30 per cent in the past one week, as compared to 0.53 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. It was trading at its highest level since March 18, 2020.

Despite the sharp rally seen in the past week, the stock is down 73 per cent from its all-time high level of Rs 2,038, touched on August 3, 2018. The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 236 on March 24, 2020.

The promoters, IndusInd International Holdings Ltd. and IndusInd Ltd., currently hold 14.68 per cent of the paid-up share capital of the bank.

“The promoters shall now purchase additional shares from the open market within the overall regulatory limit prescribed for promoter equity holding cap,” IndusInd Bank said in an exchange filing on Friday, June 5, 2020.

In April, the bank had said that the promoters have applied to the Reserve Bank of India for increasing their permissible holdings to 26 per cent. On a fully diluted basis, the promoters have a holding of 14.68 per cent which is very close to the current regulatory cap of 15 per cent.

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Analysts at Emkay Global Financial Services believe the bank’s near-term performance will track its ability to manage Covid-19-led disruptions on its growth/asset quality and the outcome on Voda-Idea/IL&FS. "However, new Managing Director’s strategy to focus on retailisation of assets/liabilities should help the bank in the long run, driving-in better and sustainable RoAs," the brokerage firm said in results update on April 27.

At 09:57 am, IndusInd Bank was trading 6 per cent higher at Rs 533 on the BSE, as compared to 0.30 per cent decline in the S&P BSE Sensex. A combined 21 million equity shares have changed hands on the counter on the BSE and NSE till the writing of this report.



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