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Coal India zooms by 11% on price hike

Shares of state-run Coal India Ltd (CIL) soared by over 11% in early trade on the BSE on Monday as investors cheered its move to hike prices of its produce by about 15% on average.

business Updated: Feb 28, 2011 10:41 IST

Shares of state-run Coal India Ltd (CIL) soared by over 11% in early trade on the BSE on Monday as investors cheered its move to hike prices of its produce by about 15% on average.

CIL had effected the price hike with the goal of achieving some parity between domestic and international prices.

Buoyed by the development, shares of CIL jumped by 11.15% to touch a one-month high of Rs 324.45 apiece on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

In a similar manner, the scrip witnessed a 11.01% surge to Rs 324.90 on the National Stock Exchange.

The price hike will help CIL partially mitigate its rising operating costs, including a huge outgo toward salaries for around 3.85 lakh employees.

Meanwhile, the BSE benchmark Sensex was trading 115.47 points higher at 17,816.38 at 0952 hours on Monday.