Shares of Axis Bank are up 4% to Rs 633, extending their previous week’s 14% rally on the BSE.
The private sector lender posted a better-than-expected 83% year-on-year (Y-o-Y) jump in its net profit at Rs 7.90 billion in the September quarter (Q2FY19), boosted by higher interest income and improvement in asset quality. Analysts on an average, expected profit of Rs 6.64 billion for the quarter.
Axis Bank Ltd, India's third-biggest private sector lender by assets, on Friday posted a better-than-expected 82.6 percent jump in second-quarter profit, boosted by higher interest income and as asset quality improved.
Net profit came in at 7.90 billion rupees ($108.95 million) for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with 4.32 billion rupees a year ago, above analysts' estimates of a net profit of 7.41 billion rupees, according to Refinitiv data.
Axis Bank rallied 5% to Rs 676 on the BSE in early morning deals after the private sector lender on Saturday appointed Amitabh Chaudhry as Managing Director & CEO (MD& CEO) effective January 1, 2019.
“The board of directors of the Bank at its meeting held today has taken on record the approval granted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to the appointment of Shri Amitabh Chaudhry as the Managing Director & CEO of the Bank
The stock-broking arm of India’s Axis Bank on Monday began offering commodity derivatives trading on the Multi Commodity Exchange platform, making it the first subsidiary of a bank to offer the service. The Reserve Bank of India had allowed bank subsidiaries to provide commodity broking services in September last year, as the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the capital market regulator, tries to deepen the market.
Axis Bank is likely to add between 350 to 400 branches to its network this year from the current about 3,800 branches, a top bank official said today. “National, totally we have about 3,800 branches currently. Last year, we added about 400 branches. Our anticipation is that we will add between 350 to 400 branches this year as well (FY19).
A day after declaring its results for the June quarter, Axis Bank put on sale a portfolio of loans worth Rs 1,062 crore and sought bids from asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) on a cash basis, according to a public notice.
The names of the accounts and the bank’s exposures to individual accounts could not be ascertained immediately.
Mumbai: Axis Bank could potentially rise 5 per cent or more to Rs 600 after the private lender reported substantially lower slippages and provisioning in Q1 on Monday. At Rs 569 Monday, the stock already trades at the upper end of the Rs 500-600 trading range for the August series. The GDR traded up 3.9 per cent at $41.75 at time of writing Monday.
Axis Bank on Tuesday said its board of directors has recommended three candidates for Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) approval. The approved candidate will succeed its current managing director and CEO Shikha Sharma whose term ends on December 31, 2018.
A consortium of lenders led by Axis Bank has put on sale a 76-megawatt (MW) hydropower project — operated by Lanco Mandakini Hydro Energy — in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, according to sources. At the end of September 2016, Lanco Mandakini’s debt stood at `785 crore. Lanco Mandakini Hydro Energy is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) promoted by the Lanco Group set up in 2006 in Dehradun.
Axis Bank, the country’s third-largest private bank by assets, on Monday raised marginal cost of funds-based lending rates (MCLRs) by 10 basis points (bps) across tenures, following similar hikes by its peers earlier this month. The one-year MCLR at the bank now stands at 8.6%. This is the fourth rate hike by the lender in calendar year 2018.
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