New Delhi: Trimming most of its early gains, shares of L&T Technology Services, an arm of engineering giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T), ended 1% higher as compared to the issue price of Rs860 in its debut trade.
After debuting at Rs900, up 4.65% from the issue price, the stock later ended at Rs865.10, up 0.59% on BSE due to emergence of profit-booking. During the day, it jumped 8.25% to Rs931. At NSE, shares of the company rose by 1% to close at Rs869. The company commands a market valuation of Rs8,797.24 crore. In terms of volume, 19.30 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE and over 80 lakh shares changed hands on NSE during the day.
Meanwhile, shares of Larsen & Toubro ended flat at Rs1,496.80, down 0.15% as also Larsen & Toubro Infotech which fell by 0.11% to Rs637.10 on BSE. In the broader market, the benchmark Sensex ended at 28,668.22, down 104.91 points.
The Rs900-crore IPO of L&T Technology Services was oversubscribed 2.53 times during 12-15 September . The price band for the offer was fixed at Rs850-860. This is the second company from the L&T group to hit the market with an IPO since July, when L&T Infotech had launched a public offer. The flagship Larsen and Toubro is already listed. Shares of L&T Infotech had made a tepid debut at the bourses in July.
The firm, which provides innovative engineering as well as research and development services across sectors, has revenues of nearly USD 500 million. L&T Technology Services also offers engineering analytics, Internet of Things and automation solutions.
The erstwhile L&T Integrated Engineering Services, carved out of parent L&T in 2010, was renamed as L&T Technology Services in 2012. Later, certain businesses of L&T Infotech, including telecom and high-technology product engineering services businesses, were transferred to L&T Technology Services.