CIL down 4% as floor price for stake sale set at a discount

The retail category of 12.63 crore shares got bids for over 7.20 lakh shares (0.57 percent). The general category of over 50.53 crore shares were subscribed nearly 0.75 percent.

CIL down 4% as floor price for stake sale set at a discount

Mumbai: Stocks of Coal India fell by almost 4 percent on Friday in the wake of the floor, or the minimum offer, price for the company's share sale being set at a discount.

CIL's shares tanked 3.9 percent to Rs 360.50 at the BSE.

On the NSE, it slipped 3.82 percent to Rs 360.60.

The government's 10 percent stake sale in blue-chip Coal India, to raise an estimated Rs 22,600 crore, began today.

The total issue of 31.58 crore shares got bids for over 45.02 lakh shares by 1005 hours, as per the NSE data.

The retail category of 12.63 crore shares got bids for over 7.20 lakh shares (0.57 percent). The general category of over 50.53 crore shares were subscribed nearly 0.75 percent.

The floor price for CIL's share sale has been set at Rs 358 apiece, which is 4.57 percent less than yesterday's closing price.

The government is selling 31.58 crore shares, or five percent stake, through a public offer, with an option to sell another 5 percent.

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