In the past six trading days, the stock has soared 45 per cent, as compared to 1 per cent rise in the S&P BSE Sensex. Till 09:53 am, a combined 1.65 million shares had changed hands and there were pending buy orders for 1.68 million shares on the BSE and NSE.
According to an Economic Times report, the boards of Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Indiabulls Housing Finance are set to meet this week to consider a proposal to merge the old private sector bank with the home finance company.
The private sector bank had last month raised Rs 459.59 crore through qualified institutions placement (QIP) at the rate of Rs 72 per share.
Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance were up 2 per cent to Rs 916, gaining 9 per cent in the past three trading days. In comparison, the benchmark index was up 0.40 per cent at 38,840 points.