May 06, 2013 04:04 PM IST | Source: PTI

SpiceJet soars 8% as Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's wife buys shares

Shares of SpiceJet today surged 8 percent in early trade as ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's wife Rekha picked up 25 lakh shares of the budget carrier for an estimated Rs 10 crore.

SpiceJet soars 8% as Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's wife buys shares

Shares of SpiceJet Monday surged 8 percent in early trade as ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's wife Rekha picked up 25 lakh shares of the budget carrier for an estimated Rs 10 crore.

After making a bullish opening, shares of the company further jumped 8 percent to Rs 43.75 as the trade progressed on the BSE. The stock rallied more than 54 percent in last one month.

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Jhunjhunwalas together bought 25 lakh shares of SpiceJet through open market transactions on Friday, as per merchant banking sources.

The shares were purchased on an average price of Rs 38.94 a piece, valuing the transaction at Rs 9.73 crore.

However, identity of sellers was not ascertained. In July last year, Jhunjhunwala's Rare Enterprises had acquired 25 lakh shares of SpiceJet for Rs 7.69 crore.

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