PSU bank stocks in limelight; surge up to 11% amid Rs 10,000 crore capital infusion reports

New Delhi: PSU bank stocks on Tuesday surged up to 11 percent amid reports that the finance ministry is likely to infuse about Rs 10,000 crore within a few days in some state-owned lenders to help them meet the regulatory capital requirement.

Shares of Corporation Bank zoomed 10.88 percent, Allahabad Bank 7.23 percent, Punjab National Bank 6.57 percent, Bank of Baroda 6.38. percent, Bank of India 5.87 percent, Canara Bank 5.71. percent and Indian Bank 5.04 percent on BSE.

Representational image. Reuters.

Representational image. Reuters.

Among others, Andhra Bank gained 4.91 percent, Dena Bank 3.58 percent, Central Bank of India 3.10 percent, Bank of Maharashtra 2.27 percent and Indian Overseas Bank 1.35 percent.

"PSU banks outperformed due to prospects of govt's recapitalisation plan," said Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services Ltd.

The finance ministry is likely to infuse about Rs 10,000 crore within a few days in some state-owned lenders including PNB, Corporation Bank and Central Bank of India, to help them meet the regulatory capital requirement, sources said.

The infusion would be part of the remaining Rs 65,000 crore out of Rs 2.11 lakh crore capital infusion over two financial years.

The new round of infusion will be between Rs 8,000 crore and Rs 10,000 crore, sources said.

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