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EIH Associated falls 6 per cent on BSE in morning trade

PTI     March 29, 2012
Stocks of EIH Associated Hotels on Thursday plunged by more than 6 per cent in morning trade, a day after the board of directors of the Oberoi group company approved a Rs 110-crore rights issue.

Shares of the company opened on a weak note and declined 6.51 per cent to touch an early low of Rs 147.75. Later, the scrip pared some losses and were trading down 1.93 per cent at Rs 155 at 1039 hrs.

On the National Stock Exchange, the stock opened at Rs 158.50, and fell further to an early low of Rs 154.30, down 2.16 per cent from its previous closing price.

The board has approved raising of up to Rs 110 crore through a rights issue. The announcement was made after market hours on Wednesday.

Marketmen said the fall in the counter is largely due to profit booking and on account of equity dilution worries.

After the company announced its rights issue plans the stock had surged 18.67 per cent to touch an intra-day high of Rs 180.50 and closed at Rs 164.05 on March 26.

The stock has lost as much as 4 per cent in the last two trading sessions and Thursday's fall extended the downtrend further.

The board has also approved amalgamation of EIH Associated wholly-owned subsidiary Island Hotel Maharaj Ltd with the company.

EIH Associated Hotels, an associate company of Oberoi Group's EIH Ltd, manages and operates five star hotels in major tourist destinations in India.

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