Paytm stock falls over 12% after RBI's action on payment bank
Days after the RBI’s strict action on India’s leading payment bank, the condition of Paytm stocks deteriorated hitting an all time low of Rs 672.10 a piece on Monday. Shares of One 97 Communications Ltd, the Paytm’s parent company, nosedived 13% on Monday to Rs 675 on the National Stock Exchange after the central bank barred Paytm’s payment bank from onboarding its new customers.
The stock of Paytm, which has been falling continuously after the IPO, remained in a bad shape. The company has been in constant loss ever since it entered the open market after the recent IPO.
On NSE, shares opened at Rs 675 a piece, down 12.9% from previous close while on the BSE shares opened at Rs 684, down 11.7% from Friday’s close. At 9:52 am, the shares of Paytm were trading at Rs 682.05 a piece on the BSE index, down to 11.9%.
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Days after the Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma’s arrest and bail, the company spokesperson said that there was no harm caused to any person or property in the said incident. He was arrested and released on bail by Delhi Police for allegedly ramming into a Delhi DCP’s car.
The payments bank, one of the better functioning businesses of Paytm, had shown 98% year-on-year growth in revenues of payments and financial services vertical in the quarter ended December.
Paytm, which was listed in the IPO last year in November, has come down nearly 70%. Its issue price was Rs 2,150, which has now come down to Rs 700. Overall, the investors of the IPO have lost about Rs 1,470 per share.
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