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NSE puts 21 cos under short-term additional surveillance measure

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

As many as 21 firms including Enterprises, and Engineering, and have come under short-term additional measure (ASM) framework of the NSE, according to the latest data available with the exchange.

Among other in the list are Ballarpur Industries, GTL Infrastructure, and

The parameters for shortlisting securities under ASM include high-low variation, client concentration, number of price band hits, close-to-close price variation and price-earning ratio.

Under the short-term ASM framework, NSE said, "the applicable rate of margin is fixed at 1.5 times the existing margin or 40 per cent, whichever is higher, subject to maximum rate of margin capped to 100 per cent."

The exchange also noted that the shortlisting of securities under ASM is purely on account of market surveillance, and it should not be construed as an adverse action against the concerned company or entity.

Sources told earlier this week that the markets regulator Sebi has asked exchanges to beef up their vigil for any possible manipulation in stocks that are witnessing huge volatility and to report any irregularity urgently to the regulator for further action.

These measures include identification of unusual concentration of positions intra-day, stepping up of the already existing order-level in addition to the trade-level surveillance, they had added.

Following a directive from Sebi, top exchanges BSE and NSE, also asked their respective trading members to enhance their own monitoring of intra-day trading activities of their clients, and pro-actively report any adverse observation immediately to the bourses.

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

First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 16:25 IST
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