ONGC market cap crosses 300,000 cr mark

ONGC market cap crosses 300,000 cr mark

Mumbai: Oil and Natural Gas Corp.’s (ONGC) market valuation on Tuesday topped the Rs300,000-crore mark, a feat achieved only by Reliance Industries before.

In line with the broader market, shares of ONGC surged nearly 1% to touch an intra-day high of 1,415 thus, fuelling the market capitalisation of the firm to a whopping 3,00,511 crore in the morning trade.

Reliance Industries’ market cap stood at 3,38,883 crore and retained its position as the most valued company. The shares of the company, however, were trading in the negative territory and dipped 0.36% at 1,036 in morning trade.

ONGC investors got richer by as much as 555 crore in just over two hours of trading as the market valuation of the company stood at 2,99,956 crore at the end of trade on Monday.

Analysts said the rally in the broader market and sustained inflows of overseas funds, bolstered the stock.

The BSE benchmark Sensex shot up by over 135 points to regain the magical 20,000-level in the opening trade on Tuesday for the first time since 17 January 2008, on spurt in buying of oil and gas, capital goods and banking sector stocks.

Similarly, the wide-based National Stock Exchange also crossed the crucial 6,000 points to trade 36.40 points higher at 6,016.85 points. Both indices have regained these levels after almost 32 months.