Yes Bank Says Forced Stake Sale Led To Steep Fall In Stock

Yes Bank sought to allay concerns, saying that its financial and operational metrics remained "intrinsically sound".

Yes Bank Says Forced Stake Sale Led To Steep Fall In Stock

Yes Bank's shares were the worst performers on both the Sensex and Nifty on Tuesday.

BENGALURU:

Lender Yes Bank said on Wednesday a forced stake sale by a shareholder led to a steep fall in the company's stock in the previous session.

The company's shares plunged nearly 23 per cent on Tuesday to its lowest close in over a decade, alongside sharp declines in other private-sector banks, as fraud allegations against a top mortgage lender and a prominent bank spooked investors.

Milestone Trusteeship Services, the trustee for an issue of bonds by Yes Bank promoter Morgan Credits Private, invoked and sold 10 crore shares of the lender pledged by founder Rana Kapoor, according to a filing.

In a separate filing on Tuesday, the bank said Morgan Credits, Mr Kapoor and Yes Capital trimmed their stake in the lender by 2.16 per cent. 

Yes Bank also sought to allay concerns, saying that its financial and operational metrics remained "intrinsically sound".

Its liquidity coverage ratio, a measure of highly liquid assets held by a financial institution, was in excess of 125 per cent as on September 30, the company said. Financial institutions are required to maintain a liquidity coverage ratio of 100 per cent.

Debt woes at shadow banks, including Indiabulls Housing Finance, have sparked fresh concerns about the health of the country's financial sector which came under immense stress after the shock default by a major infrastructure lender last year.

Yes Bank's shares were the worst performers on both the Sensex and Nifty on Tuesday. The country's stock market is closed on Wednesday for a holiday.

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