Leading bourse BSE has halved the circuit limit for the Hindustan Copper scrip, capping its maximum movement in a day at 10 per cent, even as the stock continued its downward trend on the bourses for the third consecutive day today.

The change is effective from today and follows a sharp fall in the share price of the company in the past few days.

Falling for the third day in a row today after the Government’s stake sale, shares of Hindustan Copper were trading 8.74 per cent lower at Rs 155.55 on the BSE during noon trade.

The Government on Friday sold 5.58 per cent stake in Hindustan Copper for about Rs 808 crore at an average price of Rs 156.56 apiece.

Earlier, Hindustan Copper shares were allowed an upward or downward movement of 20 per cent in a day.

The exchanges generally lower the circuit filter of a stock as part of their surveillance mechanism to avoid excessive volatility in the share price.

(This article was published on November 27, 2012)
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