MTNL jumped 6.26% to Rs 6.11 after media reported that the government is likely to infuse capital in two telecom public sector undertakings, BSNL and MTNL.
The reports added that the funds infusion in both BSNL and MTNL will be through bonds as has been the case of PSU bank recapitalizations.
As on 30 June 2019, the government held 56.89% stake in MTNL.
Meanwhile, the S&P BSE Sensex was up 170 points or 0.46% to 37315.39.
On the BSE, 84892 shares were traded in the counter so far compared with average daily volumes of 24 lakh shares in the past one quarter. The stock hit a high of Rs 6.16 and a low of Rs 5.6 so far during the day.
The stock hit a 52-week high of Rs 19.4 on 01 Jan 2019. The stock hit a 52-week low of Rs 4.49 on 23 Aug 2019.
On a consolidated basis, MTNL reported a net loss of Rs 1054.60 crore in Q1 June 2019 over a net loss of Rs 943.88 crore in Q1 June 2019. Net sales fell 15.3% to Rs 433.85 crore in Q1 June 2019 over Q1 June 2018.
State-run MTNL is a telecommunications service provider in the metro cities of Mumbai and New Delhi in India.―Business Standard