The shares were last trading at Rs 285.70, after hitting a 52-week low of Rs 285.30 earlier in trade. The shares had earlier hit a 52-week high of as much as Rs 908 on March 14, 2012 and has consistently fallen ever since.
According to a PTI report an empowered Group of Ministers (eGoM) on disinvestment, headed by finance minister P. Chidambaram, is likely to meet today to decide on the base price for the share sale, sources said.
According to the reports the government has shortlisted three merchant bankers, including IDFC, for selling over 9.33 crore shares or 9.33% of its stake in MMTC in the current fiscal through an offer for sale (OFS).
The government recently raised money through stake sale in RCF and has already raised substantial amounts earlier this year to bridge the fiscal gap.
The Government of India owns 99.33 per cent stake in Mineral and Metal Trading Corporation as on December 31, 2012. SEBI has mandated that the promoter holding should not be more than 75 per cent.