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Bank of Baroda shares sink 16%; Dena Bank surges 20% post merger announcement

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shares of tumbled 16 per cent, while surged up to 20 per cent Tuesday following merger announcement.

The scrip of dived 16.03 per cent to end at Rs 113.45 on BSE. Shares of plunged 5.69 per cent to close at Rs 56.40.

Bank of Baroda's market valuation fell by Rs 5,726.62 crore to Rs 30,013.38 crore on BSE. lost Rs 442.61 crore to Rs 7,355.39 crore in market capitalisation.

On the other hand, shares of jumped 19.75 per cent to end at Rs 19.10 -- its highest trading permissible limit for the day.

"The proposed merger between the three banks Bank of Baroda, and is a step in the right direction to sustain the competitiveness of the

"Given the increasing size and growing market share of the Indian private sector banks, such a merger and the consequent economies and synergies will strengthen the competitiveness of PSBs as a whole," said Suman Chowdhury, - Ratings, Acuite

The government Monday said state-owned Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will be merged to create the country's third largest lender as part of efforts to revive credit and economic growth.

The move follows top lender State Bank of last year merging with itself five of its and taking over Bharatiya Mahila Bank, catapulting it to be among top 50 global lenders.

Post this merger, the number of PSU banks will come down to 19.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 18 2018. 17:25 IST
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