RK Damani-led D-Mart stocks register over 100% returns on listing day

New Delhi: Market investor RK Damani-led retail store chain Avenue Supermarts, commonly known as D-Mart, witnessed more than 100% return on its debut on the domestic bourses on Tuesday.

The scrip of the company opened at Rs 604.40 per share on the BSE — more than 100% premium over its issue price of Rs 299 apiece.

It closed with gains of 6.01% at Rs 640.75 per share, which accounted for a gain of 114.30% from its issue price.

“D-MART witnessed blockbuster opening and continued to trade higher throughout the session. Against issue price of Rs 299, it opened at around Rs 600 and continued gain till intra-day high of Rs 648.90,” Dhruv Desai, director and chief operating officer of Tradebulls, told IANS.

Flipkart IN“More than 100% return was seen in the stock. It sustained the gains till the end of the trading session.”

Jimeet Modi, chief executive of SAMCO Securities, said in a note: “This listing will certainly qualify as the biggest listing of recent times in subscription and listing gains terms.”

“We can make a conclusion after looking at the facts of this initial public offering (IPO) that broader trend of the market is very much intact and more northwards and investors are ready to pay premium for quality.”

On March 8, the IPO of the retail chain was oversubscribed by 104.59%.

HT Business: March 22, 2017

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