LIC Shares Settle Nearly 4 Pc Up; Reach 52-Week High Level In Intra-Day Trade

LIC stock surges nearly 4% to hit a 52-week high as it gains additional time to meet public shareholding norms. The insurer's market value jumps by over ₹18,000 crore, with shares peaking at ₹821 on the NSE.
LIC Shares Settle Nearly 4 Pc Up; Reach 52-Week High Level In Intra-Day Trade

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) stock ended nearly 4 per cent higher on Friday after the insurer got more time to comply with the minimum public shareholding norm.

The stock rallied 7.25 per cent to reach its 52-week high of Rs 820.05 during the day on the BSE. It later ended at Rs 793.10, up 3.73 per cent.

At the NSE, shares of the company ended at Rs 792.20, climbing 3.62 per cent. During the day, it jumped 7.39 per cent to Rs 821 -- its 52-week high level.

The company's market valuation also climbed Rs 18,057.88 crore to reach Rs 5,01,635.57 crore.

The government has granted a one-time exemption to LIC to achieve the required 25 per cent Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) within 10 years, the state-owned insurance company said on Thursday.

The country's largest insurer was listed in May 2022. The government had sold over 22.13 crore shares, or a 3.5 per cent stake in LIC, through an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

The government holds 96.5 per cent stake in the company.

In a stock exchange filing, LIC said the Department of Economic Affairs has decided to grant a "one-time exemption to LIC to achieve 25 per cent MPS within 10 years from the date of listing i.e., till May 2032".

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