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

November 4, 2010


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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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