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Welspun Corp surges after winning order

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Welspun Corp surged 6.96% to Rs 89.65 at 12:20 IST on BSE after the company announced that it has won an order from American midstream major.

The announcement was made during market hours today, 21 July 2016.

Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was down 63.35 points, or 0.29%, to 27,834.43.

The jump in price was associated with high volumes on the counter. On BSE, so far 4.45 lakh shares were traded in the counter, compared with an average volume of 1.66 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 90.90 and a low of Rs 83.80 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 153.60 on 5 August 2015. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 69.30 on 5 June 2016. The stock had outperformed the market over the past one month till 20 July 2016, advancing 8.2% compared with Sensex's 3.9% rise. The scrip had, however, underperformed the market in past one quarter, dropping 19.69% as against Sensex's 8.02% rise.

The mid-cap company has an equity capital of Rs 132.61 crore. Face value per share is Rs 5.

Welspun Corp announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement with an American midstream major to supply over 274 kilometers or 1.84 lakh metric tonnes of heavy wall, large diameter, 18 meters length, longitudinal saw line-pipe for a prestigious Gas Project in Americas. With the addition of the order, current order book of the company has crossed 9.58 lakh metric tonnes worth Rs 5500 crore.

Welspun Corp's consolidated net profit fell 84% to Rs 23.05 crore on 19.2% drop in net sales to Rs 1792.78 crore in Q4 March 2016 over Q4 March 2015.

Welspun Corp is a one-stop service provider offering complete pipe solutions.

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First Published: Thu, July 21 2016. 12:13 IST