Sunday, May 26

PNB and Gitanjali Gems Shares Tumbled 7 to 10%

Shares of Gitanjali Gems & Punjab National Bank (PNB) tumbled over 10% to 7% yesterday, following the Rs 11,400-crore fraud by Nirav Modi.

PNB shares were down to 7.16 per cent to its 52-week low of Rs 116.65 on BSE. At NSE, shares of the company dived 6.77 per cent to hit a one-year low of Rs 117.05. In four trading sessions, the stock has lost nearly 28 per cent and suffered an erosion of Rs 10,781.12 crore from its market capitalisation.

While the stock of Gitanjali tumbled 9.99 per cent to Rs 33.80, its lower circuit limit on BSE. At NSE, shares of the company plunged 9.87 per cent to hit its lowest trading permissible limit of Rs 33.75.

On February 14, Punjab National Bank (PNB) disclosed that it detected some fraudulent transactions with financial implication of about Rs 11,346 crore and the matter has been referred to law enforcement agencies for the recovery. Four big jewellers Gitanjali, Ginni, Nakshatra and Nirav Modi are under scanner.