Several bulk deals aggregating to 71.41 lakh shares were executed on the NTPC counter at an average price of Rs 159.45 per share on the BSE today, 2 August 2012.
Meanwhile, the BSE Sensex was down 51.73 points or 0.30% to 17,205.65
On BSE, 75.96 lakh shares were traded in the counter as against average daily volume of 2.44 lakh shares in the past one quarter.
The stock hit a high of Rs 163.35 and a low of Rs 158 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week high of Rs 190.30 on 17 February 2012. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 138.95 on 16 May 2012.
The stock had underperformed the market over the past one month until 1 August 2012, falling 1.5% compared with the Sensex's 0.99% fall. The scrip had also underperformed the market in past one quarter, declining 3.11% as against 0.35% decline in the Sensex.
The large-cap state-run power generation firm has an equity capital of Rs 8245.46 crore. Face value per share is Rs 10.
NTPC's net profit rose 20.4% to Rs 2498.67 crore on 12.6% growth in net sales to Rs 15959.96 crore in Q1 June 2012 over Q1 June 2011.
State-run NTPC, India's largest power company, has a significant presence in the entire value chain of power generation business. The Government of India holds 84.5% stake in NTPC (as per the shareholding pattern as on 30 June 2012).