- Bank of Baroda turns volatile as board to consider preferential issue
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Bank of Baroda turns volatile as board to consider preferential issue

Bank of Baroda lost 0.43% to Rs 804.95 at 9:45 IST on BSE after the state-run bank said its board of directors will meet on 27 February 2012 to consider preferential issue of equity shares in favour of LIC/mutual funds.

The state-run bank made this announcement after market hours on Thursday, 23 February 2012.

Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was down 11 points, or 0.06% to 18,067.50.

On BSE, 16,000 shares were traded in the counter as against average daily volume of 81,684 shares in the past one quarter.

The stock witnessed initial volatility. The scrip rose 2.23% at the day's high of Rs 826.50. The stock lost 1.14% at the day's low of Rs 799.20. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 630.35 on 20 December 2011. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 1,006.50 on 28 April 2011.

The stock had underperformed the market over the past one month till 23 February 2012, rising 4.24% compared with the Sensex's 7.92% gain. The scrip had, however, outperformed the market in past one quarter, surging 16.11% as against Sensex's 15.15% gain.

The large-cap state-run bank has an equity capital of Rs 394.28 crore. Face value per share is Rs 10.

Bank of Baroda's net profit rose 20.7% to Rs 1289.85 crore on 39.1% growth in total income to Rs 8821.32 crore in Q3 December 2011 over Q3 December 2010.

The Government of India (GoI) holds 57.03% stake in Bank of Baroda.

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