Aviation stocks sizzle on stake sale buzz
In September the government of India had announced to allow FDI of up to 49 per cent by strategic investors in Indian aviation sector and since then the aviation stocks have been on a rise.
However, on Monday, as the reports of stake sale talks of Jet Airways with Etihad and SpiceJet with Qatar Airways gained momentum, the two stocks jumped sharply. While Jet Airways shares closed at Rs 560 with a gain of 10.8 per cent before hitting Rs 598.8 during the day, SpiceJet shares rose by 19.2 per cent before settling down to close the day at Rs 44.4 with a gain of 12.98 per cent.
The two companies however issued clarifications during the day stating that they can not comment on speculative report. SpiceJet added that few investors have evinced interest in the company.
The rumours however were not limited to aviation stocks, there were reports of M&M buying stake in luxury sports car Aston Martin. M&M shares remained highly volatile during the day. While the shares opened flat, it closed the day
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