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Jet Airways sinks over 8% amid uncertainty over Etihad Airways' open offer

The stock tanked 8.28 per cent to Rs 270 on BSE.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Jet Airways
Jet Airways

Shares of came under selling pressure Wednesday and slumped over 8 per cent amid uncertainty over an from Airways.

The stock tanked 8.28 per cent to Rs 270 on BSE. On National Stock Exchange (NSE), shares of the company cracked 8.39 per cent to Rs 269.05 apiece.

According to media reports, Airways has offered to pick up shares of at a discount. holds 24 per cent stake in the airline, as per the December quarter shareholding pattern on BSE.

According to reports, Etihad might have to make an in case it is hiking the stake in Etihad has sought an exemption from the market regulator on preference pricing and guidelines, the reports added.

Under market regulator Sebi's norms, entities have to make an open offer in case their shareholding in listed companies goes beyond a certain threshold.

The carrier has posted three consecutive quarterly losses of over Rs 1,000 crore each since March 2018.

First Published: Wed, January 16 2019. 13:30 IST