Mar 22, 2013, 05.09 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

SAIL's share auction covered 98%

SAIL's offer-for-sale issue was nearly fully subscribed wherein a single-day auction received bids for 235.3 million shares, or 98 percent of the shares on offer, at an indicative weighted average price of 63.07 rupees per share.

SAIL 's offer-for-sale issue was fully subscribed wherein a single-day auction received bids for 24.13 crore shares at an indicative weighted average price of Rs 63.07  per share.

The government had aimed to offload over 5 percent stake in the company by selling 24.03 crore shares at a minimum bid price of Rs 63/share.

Shares of the company closed the at Rs 63.35, down 0.9%.

Meanwhile, the government initially had plans to offload 10 percent in the company via OFS issue, but later due to adverse market conditions, it trimmed its stake size to 5 percent.

However, the government will complete its divestment programme in FY14, when hopefully the stock will gain momentum on positive outlook on the company. Analysts say, steel demand is likely to improve and the company is nearing its Rs 70000 crore expansion plan, that will boost investor sentiment.

Currently, the stock is trading nearly at an all-time low due to poor steel demand and high interest cost.

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SAIL stock price

On April 16, 2014, Steel Authority of India closed at Rs 69.55, down Rs 0.05, or 0.07 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 75.90 and the 52-week low was Rs 37.65.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 6.32 per share as per the quarter ended December 2013. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 11. The latest book value of the company is Rs 99.32 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 0.70.

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