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Certain market operators crashed share prices: Apollo Hospitals

PTI
Published Feb 11, 2019, 9:15 pm IST
Updated Feb 11, 2019, 9:15 pm IST
The amount of pledged shares has increased to 78 per cent from 73 per cent: Apollo CFO Krishnan Akhileswaran.
Apollo hospital. (Photo: File)
 Apollo hospital. (Photo: File)

 New Delhi: Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise on Monday blamed "certain market operators" for the crash of its share price and assured investors that there is no real long term cause for concern.

Shares of the company shared tanked 10.64 per cent to close at Rs 1,124.95 on the BSE on Monday, amid reports of promoters' pledging more shares.

 

"There is nothing to worry. The pledge has not been invoked. There is enough collateral that they have," Apollo Hospitals Enterprise CFO Krishnan Akhileswaran told PTI. According to him, the amount of pledged shares has increased to 78 per cent from 73 per cent. "There is significant elbow room and cushion. There is significant collateral and Apollo is a very strong growing company. So there is no real long term issue. There is no issue on (the) ground," he said. About the steep fall in share price on Monday, he said, "I don't know what was the trigger for the shares to come down. Some market operators were clearly at it".

Additional shares were pledged by the promoters on account of unwinding of a deal with private equity major KKR.

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