On the BSE, 3,091 shares were traded on the counter so far as against the average daily volumes of 21,000 shares in the past two weeks. The stock had hit a high of Rs 804.15 and a low of Rs 782.10 so far during the day. The stock had hit a record high of Rs 845 on 8 January 2018 and a 52-week low of Rs 541.25 on 10 March 2017.
The mid-cap company has equity capital of Rs 19.20 crore. Face value per share is Rs 2.
Blue Star announced the launch of 40 new models of highly energy-efficient 3-star and 5-star inverter split air conditioners, designed to deliver extraordinary benefits. This range promises up to 30% extra cooling power resulting in powerful cooling, faster temperature pull-down and extra energy savings; extra comfort with precise temperature setting in steps of 0.1C and 0.5C; extra quiet performance with a 'soundproof' acoustic jacket for the compressor; and extra purification technology for healthier air, Blue Star said.
Blue Star forayed into the residential segment in 2011. Currently, it enjoys a market share of 11.5%.
B Thiagarajan, Joint Managing Director, Blue Star said that the room air conditioners market in India grew by 10% in the period between January and December 2017, whereas Blue Star registered a growth of around 15%. There are strong indications of a severe summer and the market is expected to further grow driven by a rise in demand, he said.
On a consolidated basis, Blue Star's net profit rose 29.52% to Rs 18.78 crore on 6.92% growth in net sales to Rs 981.30 crore in Q3 December 2017 over Q3 December 2016.
Blue Star is India's leading central airconditioning company. The company fulfils the air-conditioning needs of a large number of corporate, commercial and residential customers and has also established leadership in the field of commercial refrigeration.
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