Ispat shares surge over 10 pc on stake sale buzz

According to reports, JSW Steel and Jindal Steel are the contenders for buying steel maker Ispat Industries.Buoyed  by the move, shares of Ispat shot up 10.42 per cent to touch an early high of Rs 24.90 on the BSE.

Similarly, on the National Stock Exchange, the scrip zoomed 9.97 per cent to an early peak of Rs 24.80.While JSW has already signed a non-disclosure pact and is carrying out due diligence, Jindal Steel has been approached by Ispat which has appointed Kotak Mahindra Bank to explore possible suitors for a controlling interest, the report added.

Meanwhile, JSW Steel was trading at Rs 1,173, up 0.74 per cent from the previous close on BSE, Jindal Steel was quoting at Rs 673.50, up 0.39 per cent.The BSE 30-share barometer Sensex was trading 97.65 points lower at 19,767.20 at 10:35 hrs.

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