NMDC surged 2.3 percent to Rs 119.15 on BSE after the company announced that Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs of Government of India to consider strategic disinvestment of its Nagarnar Steel Plant.
The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 2 December 2016.
Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was up 12.55 points, or 0.05 percent, to 26,243.21.
On BSE, so far 59,063 shares were traded in the counter, compared with average daily volume of 5.67 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 120 and a low of Rs 118.35 so far during the day.
NMDC announced that Government of India, Ministry of Steel has communicated the ‘in-principle’ decision of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of Government of India to consider strategic disinvestment of the Nagarnar Steel Plant of the company.
Separately, NMDC announced on Saturday, 3 December 2016, that the prices of lump iron ore with effect from 29 November 2016, was kept unchanged at Rs 2,100 per wet metric tonne (WMT) compared to prices last revised in early November. The company rose fine ore prices by 5.68 percent to Rs 1,860 per WMT from 29 November 2016, compared to prices last revised in early November.
NMDC is India’s largest public sector iron ore producer. As per the shareholding pattern, Government of India (GoI) holds 74.94 percent stake in NMDC as on 14 October 2016.
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