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was down 0.43% to Rs 164 at 10:54 on BSE, with the stock seeing some volatility after the company said its board approved upsizing the $4 billion MTN programme upto $6 billion.

The announcement was made after market hours yesterday, 19 April 2017.

Meanwhile, the S&P Sensex was up 84.55 points or 0.29% at 29,421.12.

On the BSE, 1.65 lakh shares were traded on the counter so far as against the average daily volumes of 3.46 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock had lost 0.91% at the day's low of Rs 163.20 so far during the day. It rose 0.18% at the day's high of Rs 165 so far during the day.

The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 177.80 on 27 January 2017 and a 52-week low of Rs 133.50 on 19 May 2016. It had outperformed the market over the past one month till 19 April 2017, advancing 2.87% compared with the Sensex's 1.05% fall. The scrip had, however, underperformed the market over the past one quarter, sliding 5.37% as against the Sensex's 7.43% rise.

The large-cap company has equity capital of Rs 8245.46 crore. Face value per share is Rs 10.

said that its board of directors accorded approval for updating and upsizing the $4 billion medium term notes (MTN) programme upto $6 billion for raising debt from international markets to part finance the capital expenditure on new/ongoing projects, coal mining projects, renovation and modernization of power stations and for other permissible end uses.

The board of directors has approved the proposal to issue Notes up to Rs 5000 crore (Rupee denominated bonds) and/or upto $750 million equivalent (foreign currency bonds other than Rupee denominated) in the international markets either under the MTN programme or on standalone basis, in one or more tranches on the terms and conditions as may be agreed with the prospective investor(s) to finance the capital expenditure of new/ongoing projects, coal mining projects, renovation and modernization of power stations and/or for such other purposes as permissible under the ECB guidelines of the RBI.

Shares of had risen 3.48% in the preceding two trading sessions to settle at Rs 164.70 yesterday, 19 April 2017, from its closing of Rs 159.15 on 17 April 2017.

NTPC's net profit fell 7.5% to Rs 2468.72 crore on 11.1% rise in net sales to Rs 19287.47 crore in Q3 December 2016 over Q3 December 2015.

NTPC, India's largest power company, has presence in the entire value chain of power generation business. The government of India held 69.75% stake in the firm as on 31 December 2016, as per the shareholding pattern.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 10:56 IST