Mumbai: Yes Bank shares made gains of over 30 per cent on Thursday and added over Rs 12,000 crore to its market capitalisation as the Reserve Bank of India gave a clean chit to the bank in its risk assessment report for FY 2018.
The shares of the private bank closed at Rs 221 on the BSE, gaining 30.73 per cent or Rs 51.95 per share and at Rs 222.60 on the NSE as overhang on the stock was removed with RBIâs risk assessment report observing nil divergences in bankâs asset classification and provisioning from the RBI norms.
âWe believe this is a big positive for the banks as this allays concern related to NPA recognition process followed by the bank. Bank in its Q3 FY19 earnings had given credit cost guidance of 80 basis points for FY19 including any further provisioning related to IL&FS group, we believe this guidance is more realistic with overhang due to divergence is now over,â said foreign institutional broker PhillipCapital.
âWe expect bankâs focus to now shift towards the growth. Bank has postponed its capital raise plans and curtailed its loan growth due to uncertainties related to top management and asset quality concerns. With uncertainties over we would expect bank to be in a better position to raise capital now, which will bring back the accelerated growth trajectory,â PhillipCapital said.
Last month Yes Bank shares had gained sharply, hitting a high of Rs 234, after the bank named Deutsche Bank CEO Ravneet Gill as its new MD & CEO from March 1.