Maytas surges after 23 sessions; touches upper circuit

Maytas surges after 23 sessions; touches upper circuit
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First Published: Wed, Feb 11 2009. 12 01 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Feb 11 2009. 12 01 PM IST
By PTI
Mumbai: Shares of Maytas Infra, a company promoted by the family of Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju, today broke its downward spiral for the first time in the last 23 trading sessions and surged as much as 5% on the bourses on takeover buzz.
Maytas Infra rebounded for the first time ever since the Satyam fiasco has surfaced on 7 January.
After opening on a weak note on the BSE, the scrip gathered momentum and surged 4.92%, hitting an intra-day high of Rs54.35 and got stuck at this level as it is also its upper circuit limit.
Similarly, on the National Stock Exchange the company opened at Rs49, then rallied ahead to touch an intra-day high of Rs54.15, up 5.04% from its previous closing price.
On the volume front, a total of 41 lakh shares exchanged hands on the BSE and NSE.
According to media reports Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Company (IL&FS) is poised to acquire management control of the troubled infrastructure company Maytas Infra.
The non-banking finance firm is emerging as a government preference given its prominent role in infrastructure finance in the country, the report said, adding that a high-level meeting between senior officials of the state government and IL&FS officials took place yesterday.
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First Published: Wed, Feb 11 2009. 12 01 PM IST