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18-Apr2017

NTPC trades high on the bourses

NTPC is currently trading at Rs. 162.60, up by 3.45 points or 2.17% from its previous closing of Rs. 159.15 on the BSE.

The scrip opened at Rs. 161.25 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 163.15 and Rs. 160.30 respectively. So far 151174 shares were traded on the counter.

The BSE group 'A' stock of face value Rs. 10 has touched a 52 week high of Rs. 177.80 on 27-Jan-2017 and a 52 week low of Rs. 133.50 on 19-May-2016.

Last one week high and low of the scrip stood at Rs. 168.15 and Rs. 158.40 respectively. The current market cap of the company is Rs. 134153.71 crore.

The promoters holding in the company stood at 69.74%, while institutions and non-institutions held 27.45% and 2.81% respectively.

NTPC has brought down its cost of electricity generation by an average 39.5 paise. It does not include taxes and cess primarily imposed to finance protection of environment. The company's Mauda project registered an overall fall in cost of power generation at Rs 1.65 per unit, taking into account the impact of revision in levies and charges.

The overall cost of power production for the company stood at Rs 2.01 per unit in 2014-15, which has declined to Rs 1.94 in April-February of 2016-17.

Further, the new projects and plants with high dependence of imported coal have benefited the most. The other plants which gained due to improved quality and supplies of coal are Barh Stage-II (Rs 1.24 per unit), Badarpur (Rs 1.16) and Tanda (93.6 paise).


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