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The stock listed on Monday and doubled from its issue price of Rs60 a share. (AP)
The stock listed on Monday and doubled from its issue price of Rs60 a share. (AP)

Burger King shares hit 20% upper circuit again on back of higher volumes

  • The stock on Wednesday hit a fresh record high of Rs199.25 a share
  • From its issue price the scrip is now up 232.08%

Shares of fast-food chain Burger King India Ltd hit the 20% upper circuit for the second day in a row on Wednesday amid heavy volumes. The stock hit a fresh record high of 199.25 apiece.

The stock had listed on Monday, doubling from its issue price of 60 a share. From its issue price, the scrip is now up 232.08%.

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Analysts say at current market price, valuations seem to be very stretched and hence advised investors to book part of its profit.

On Monday, Basant Maheshwari Wealth Advisers and Valiant Mauritius Partners Offshore bought 2.43 million and 2.5 million shares respectively in Burger King via open market transaction, according to NSE bulk deal data. Both have purchased at Rs112.79 and Rs130.28 a share respectively.

"Burger King has received good investors’ interest and it is continuing after its listing as well. Going forward, the management plans remain intact as it is expected to gain market share by expanding its network, continue to build brand recall value, manage cost which will help to expand margins and also introduce new products on a timely basis", said Ajit Mishra, VP Research, Religare Broking.

"The stock valuation seems to be fruitful as compared with its peers' group. However, investors willing to make fresh investments can buy only on dips and existing investors holding the stock can continue to hold for long term," Mishra added.

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