Yes Bank shares zoom over 29 pc amid SBI stake purchase buzz

PTI
Thursday, 5 March 2020

"As per media reports, SBI has been told to invest as a lead in a consortium in Yes Bank. Though we may see a big spike in price of Yes Bank and negative reaction in price of SBI, we recommend caution to retail investors," Abhimanyu Sofat, Head of Research, IIFL Securities. 

New Delhi: Shares of Yes Bank on Thursday zoomed over 29 per cent in afternoon trade amid reports that the government has asked State Bank of India (SBI) to lead a consortium that will buy stake in the company. 

The scrip witnessed a sharp rise in afternoon trade, spiking 29.35 per cent to Rs 37.90 on the BSE. Earlier in the day, it had hit a 52-week low of Rs 28.05. 

On the NSE, it jumped 29.18 per cent to Rs 37.85 erasing early losses. 
The BSE has sought clarification from Yes Bank on Thursday with reference to news that government is said to have approved SBI's plan to buy stake in the company.
 
"As per media reports, SBI has been told to invest as a lead in a consortium in Yes Bank. Though we may see a big spike in price of Yes Bank and negative reaction in price of SBI, we recommend caution to retail investors," Abhimanyu Sofat, Head of Research, IIFL Securities. 
 
The critical thing to watch would be percentage dilution of equity taking into consideration the conversion of existing bonds issued by Yes Bank into equity, he said.
  
SBI shares recovered from early losses and were trading over 3 per cent higher.

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