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SBI gains as board approves divestment of stake in SBI Life

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rose 0.79% to Rs 253.90 at 09:18 on after the company's board approved to dilute upto 5% stake of in Life to a non-promoter entity.

The announcement was made after market hours on Friday, 14 October 2016.

Meanwhile, the S&P Sensex was up 13.53 points or 0.05% at 27,687.13

On BSE, so far 54,000 shares were traded in the counter as against average daily volume of 26.37 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 254.50 and a low of Rs 253.45 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 271.55 on 8 September 2016. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 148.30 on 12 February 2016.

The large-cap state-run bank has equity capital of Rs 776.28 crore. Face value per share is Rs 1.

(SBI) said that the Executive Committee of the Central Board (ECCB) at its meeting held on Friday, 14 October 2016 has approved to dilute upto 5% stake of in SBI Life to a non-promoter entity.

SBI's net profit fell 31.7% to Rs 2520.96 crore on 9.4% rise in net sales to Rs 48928.60 crore in Q1 June 2016 over Q1 June 2015.

SBI is India's biggest bank in terms of branch network. The Government of currently holds 60.18% stake in SBI (as per the shareholding pattern as on 30 June 2016).

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 09:14 IST