Nalco shares fall over 7% amid OFS

Of the total holding of 74.58% in Nalco, the government is selling 5% or over 9.66 crore shares at a floor price of Rs67


The two-day offer for sale of Nalco shares began on Wednesday with over 7.73 crore shares being sold to institutional investors. Photo: Hindustan Times
The two-day offer for sale of Nalco shares began on Wednesday with over 7.73 crore shares being sold to institutional investors. Photo: Hindustan Times

New Delhi: The PSU disinvestment for the current fiscal year took off on Thursday, with 5% stake sale in National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco), which could fetch about Rs640 crore to the exchequer.

Of its total holding of 74.58% in Nalco, the government is selling 5% or over 9.66 crore shares at a floor price of Rs67. The floor price is at a discount of 8.78% over the previous closing of Rs73.45.

The two-day offer for sale (OFS) began on the bourses on Wednesday with over 7.73 crore shares being sold to institutional investors. Over 1.93 crore have been reserved for retail investors who will also be offered additional discount over the issue price.

Retail investors are defined as individual ones who place bids for sales of total value of not more than Rs 2 lakh in aggregate.

The Nalco shares fell 7.76% to close at Rs67.75 on the BSE.

The share sale on Wednesday will continue till close of the market.

In the secondary market, the Nalco scrip was trading at Rs67.95, down 7.49%, on the BSE at 3,10pm. Nalco is the first disinvestment of the current fiscal, which began on 1 April

For this fiscal, the government has set a target of Rs46,500 crore through minority stake sale and Rs15,000 crore from strategic disinvestment.

In 2016-17, the government had raised over Rs 46,247 crore from disinvestment.

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