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Lakshmi Vilas Bank locked at 5% upper circuit; stock soars 45% in 6 days

According to a report, the boards of Lakshmi Vilas Bank and Indiabulls Housing Finance are set to meet this week to consider a proposal to merge the firms

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

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shares were locked at 5 per cent upper circuit, at Rs 92.75, for the second straight day, in intra-day trade on the after reports of a merger with

In the past six trading days, the stock has soared 45 per cent, as compared to 1 per cent rise in the S&P 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 and

According to an Economic Times report, the boards of and 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.

"This fundraising via will help the bank in strengthening its capital base and will enable the bank to further raise tier II capital," said in a statement.

Shares of 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.

First Published: Fri, April 05 2019. 10:02 IST