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MNC stocks shine on delisting hopes

Minimum public holding rule generates buying interest.





Jayanta Mallick
Kolkata, June 7
The announcement by the Government about the minimum public holding, by way of an amendment in the Securities Contract Act (Regulation) Rules, generated some buying interest in certain multinational companies having public holding below 25 per cent, expecting possible delisting move.
According to SMC Capital, there are 22 MNC outfits listed here, which have less than 25 per cent public holding. "Considering the nature of the MNCs, their foreign parent companies may not be that willing to offload their stake or dilute control. Probably, they may choose the route of delisting," it said.
According to Mr Avinash Gupta, Assistant Vice-President - Research Equity, Bonanza Portfolio Ltd, on Monday, there was buying interest in the companies where the holding of the promoter is higher than 75 per cent with pronounced purchases in case of subsidiaries of MNC's.
In a note, Asit C Mehta Investme…