Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Alkem Labs makes stellar debut; stock surges over 31%

Shares of drug maker Alkem Laboratories made a dream debut at the bourses today, surging over 31 per cent over the issue price of Rs 1,050.

The stock listed at Rs 1,380, a sharp gain of 31.42 per cent over the issue price, on the BSE. It touched a high of Rs 1,401.40 and a low of Rs 1,355.40 in early trade.

On NSE, the stock debuted at Rs 1,380, surging 31.42 per cent compared with the issue price.

The company commands a market valuation of Rs 16,486.22 crore.

Alkem has raised about Rs 1,350 crore at an issue price of Rs 1,050 per share from its recently-concluded IPO, which had got robust investor response with over-subscription of 44.29 times.

Qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) category was subscribed 57.19 times and retail investors bid 3.17 times. Non-institutional investors portion was subscribed 129.96 times.

Price band for the company’s IPO was fixed at Rs 1,020-1,050.

Prior to Alkem’s IPO, Dr Lal PathLabs, S H Kelkar, VRL Logistics, Power Mech Projects and Syngene International received strong response in terms of subscription so far this year.

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