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SKS Microfinance shares jump 4%

Nov 20 2012, 19:57 IST
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SummaryThe stock however, lost some ground and closed higher by 3.40 per cent at Rs 124.60.

Shares of country's only listed microfinance company SKS Microfinance, today hit the upper circuit limit on the BSE after FIIs hike their stake in the company to record high of 31.77 per cent.

Foreign investors have hiked their stake in SKS Microfinance to an all-time high of 31.77 per cent in the July-September quarter -- from a record low of 8.33 per cent at the end of preceding three-month period.

Reacting to the development, the stock opened on a bullish note and then surged as much as 4.97 per cent to hit its upper circuit limit of Rs 126.50 on the BSE.

The stock however, lost some ground and closed higher by 3.40 per cent at Rs 124.60.

The market valuation of the company rose by Rs 70 crore to Rs 1,292 crore at close today.

Foreign investors that have acquired fresh shares during the last quarter include CLSA, Royal Bank Investment, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.

Currently, CLSA (Mauritius) owns 8.77 per cent, while Royal Bank Investment Partners (London) owns 4.62 per cent. Morgan Stanley (Singapore) and Credit Suisse held 4.16 per cent and 1.48 per cent stakes respectively.

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