SBI shares in Thursday's trade (October 8, 2020) have surged over 1% to day's high price of Rs. 194.60 as against previous close of Rs. 190.65 per share on the BSEIn the pre-opening trade, the scrip of the largest public sector bank also surged after previous day's weakness by a tad 0.13%.
On the other hand, Nifty and Sensex are up over 1% with over 11860 points in trade at the time of writing this report.
This is after the bank's newly appointed Chairman on Wednesday said that the bank's business has been recovering and is now at 70-80% of pre-Covid levels. Khara he asserted that his focus shall be on preserving NIM, credit quality as well as employee safety amid the pandemic.
"We have had different experiences in various sub-segments and we do have some concerns. But I think overall we are somewhere at around 70-80% of the pre-Covid level (of business)," Khara said. Also, on the recast basis the request by corporate on the bank's portal, the recast exercise shall be a manageable one.