Cochin Shipyard up 2% on signing deal to improve shipbuilding infra

Cochin Shipyard Ltd and Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers Limited will have 76% and 24% stake in the Company respectively.

Oct 24, 2017 06:10 IST India Infoline News Service

Shares of Cochin Shipyard were up by almost 2% in early trade after the Indian government's ministry of shipping approved the formation of Joint Venture Company between Cochin Shipyard Ltd and Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers Limited for upgradation and modernization of shipbuilding infrastructure at the two shipyard sites of Salkia and Nazirgunge in Kolkata.

Accordingly, a Joint Venture Company was incorporated on October 23 in the name of Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Cochin Shipyard Ltd and Hooghly Dock & Port Engineers Limited will have 76% and 24% stake in the Company respectively.

Cochin Shipyard Ltd is currently trading at Rs 577.55, up by Rs 9 or 1.58% from its previous closing of Rs 568.55 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs 571.9 and has touched a high and low of Rs 581 and Rs 570.5 respectively. The stock is currently trading above its 200 DMA.

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