Shares of SBI today soared over 6 per cent, adding Rs 16,789.92 crore to market valuation, after the company posted multi-fold jump in consolidated net profit for the second quarter ended on September 30. The stock jumped 6.20 per cent to settle at Rs 333.20 on BSE. During the day, it surged 7.77 per cent to Rs 338.15. At NSE, shares of the company advanced by 6.32 per cent to close at Rs 333.55. Led by the rally in the stock, the company's market valuation surged Rs 16,789.92 crore to Rs 2,87,619.92 crore. In terms of equity volume, 76.46 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE and over 8 crore shares changed hands at NSE during the day. The stock was the top performer among the bluechips on both the indices during the day. The country's largest lender SBI today posted multi-fold jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,840.43 crore for the second quarter ended on September 30, boosted by sale of its stake in SBI Life Insurance. Its profit was just Rs 20.70 crore during the same quarter of the last financial year. On standalone basis, SBI's profit declined by 37.9 per cent to Rs 1,581.55 crore, from Rs 2,538.32 crore on account of rise in bad loans. Total income on standalone basis increased to Rs 65,429.63 crore in July-September 2017 against Rs 50,742.9 crore in the same period a year ago, State Bank India said in a filing to stock exchanges. As of September 30, the bank's gross NPAs deteriorated to 9.83 per cent of gross advances, compared with 7.14 per cent year a year ago.
Similarly, the net NPAs rose to 5.43 per cent from 4.19 per cent.
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