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Somany Ceramics hits lower circuit after debtor defaults

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Somany Ceramics hit a lower circuit limit of 20% at Rs 228.80 after the company said that its stockbroker defaulted in repayment of outstanding dues.

Somany Ceramics said that Rs 26.18 crore issued in favour of the company by Mentor Financial Services ('Mentor'), stock broker of the company, has bounced owing to insufficient funds. The company has issued demand notices for repayment to Mentor, its directors and its authorized signatory as per requirements of the applicable law. In view of continued default by Mentor, its directors and its authorized signatory, the company has now filed a criminal complaint with Haryana police against Mentor, its directors and its authorized signatory.

Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 157.84 points or 0.43% to 37,139.61.

On the BSE, 19351 shares were traded in the counter so far compared with average daily volumes of 1426 shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 280 and a low of Rs 228.8 so far during the day.

The stock hit a 52-week high of Rs 472 on 08 Apr 2019. The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 280 on 09 Sep 2019.

On a consolidated basis, Somany Ceramics' net profit declined by 12.6% to Rs 7.44 crore on a 3.4% rise in the net sales to Rs 392.73 crore in Q1 June 2019 over Q1 June 2018.

Somany Ceramics manufactures a range of products including ceramic tile, floor tiles, polished vitrified tiles, digital tiles, wall tiles, wall claddings, sanitary ware, bathroom fittings, and tile laying solutions.

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First Published: Mon, September 09 2019. 11:18 IST