Sexy Coal India shares list with an opening gain of 32%


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The Coal India IPO where the Government of India divested 10% of its shares in the worlds largest coal producer was massively oversubscribed. The share price was set at 245 Rs at the top of its offer range of 225 – 245 Rupees.

The shares were listed today and the price immediately zoomed to 324 Rs showing an opening gain of 32%.

The Economic Times reports:

The world’s largest coal producer today listed on the bourses with a handsome premium and zoomed over 32 per cent, over its IPO issue price of Rs 245 per share, to hit a high of Rs 324.75 in the first hour of trade on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Partha S. Bhattacharyya, Chairman & MD, Coal India Limited says, “Many records have been broken and many peaks have been scaled. For the officials intensely involved in the process, the feeling largely resembles to that of a mother who has just given birth to a child. Indeed it is a moment of birth in the capital market that brings in huge responsibility on the management to rear the newborn baby into a strong and mature turnout by living upto the expectations of the investing community consistently.”

Prasad Baji, Senior VP, Edelweiss says, “Technically Coal India’s valuation is running not just as a coal company but since its model is different, it is selling in India where there is an assured offtake and its pricing will never see a price tag, therefore, it is not typically a commodity play as compared to other coal companies.

Investors included Janus Capital, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton and Capital International. Domestic investors included¬†State Bank of India ,¬†ICICI Bank and Life Insurance Corp. Maximum subscription was in the high net worth category with subscription of around 25 times. Amit Aggrawal, a financial services executive who borrowed Rs 90 million to bid for Coal India shares, says that he would take some profits off the table at Rs 320 a share. “I may hold back some shares and sell them at a later stage,” says Mr Aggrawal.

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One Response to “Sexy Coal India shares list with an opening gain of 32%”

  1. Coal still king as green power IPO struggles « The k2p blog Says:

    […] is anything to go by it seems “black” is begining to trump “green”. An earlier post described the huge success that Coal India’s IPO had. This needs to be contrasted with the tepid response to the the IPO for ENEL Green Power which also […]

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