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Why Adani Group Shares Came Crashing Down Sharply In Trade Today?

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A darling of investors in the last few quarters, shares of Adani Group companies including the big names like Adani Enterprises, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, Adani Power, Adani Transmission, Adani Green Energy and Adani Total Gas dropped.

 

Why Adani Group Shares Came Crashing Down Sharply In Trade Today?

Some of them like Adani Enterprises, were locked at the lower end of the circuit filter in trade today.

According to a report in the Economic Times accounts of Albula Investment Fund, Cresta Fund and APMS Investment Fund, which together own over Rs 43,500 crore worth of shares in four Adani group Companies were frozen on or before May 31, as per the depository's website.

At the time of writing this copy, there was no confirmation or clarification either from NSDL or from the Adani Group.

"The freeze on the three accounts could be because of insufficient disclosure of information regarding beneficial ownership under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)," the report mentioned.

How Adani group shares have fared?

Name of companyCurrent market price52-week low52-week high
Adani EnterprisesRs 1,349Rs 141Rs 1,717
Adani PortsRs 721Rs 298Rs 901
Adani Green EnergyRs 1,160Rs 305Rs 1,390
Adani TotalRs 1,544Rs 126Rs 1,679
Adani TransmissionRs 1,522Rs 189Rs1,644

Some of the stock in the group have jumped 10 times in the last 1 year from 52-week lows. Adani Total had a 52-week low of Rs 126 and is currently trading at 1,544, a more than 10 times jump. Similar is the case with Adani Transmission. These stocks have been a favorite and catapulted Gautam Adani among the very top richest persons in the country.

So far there is no clarification from NSDL as to what is happening. The concerned Foreign Portfolio Investors too have not said anything. In the meantime, shareholder wealth has been eroded significantly and one has to wait and see as to what is happening. To buy the shares now would be risky.

Story first published: Monday, June 14, 2021, 11:14 [IST]
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