HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HBC) has offered to vend its stakes in Indian lenders Axis Bank Ltd and Yes Bank Ltd value almost 24.5 billion rupees or $429.5 million, Reuters announced on late Wednesday, mentioning a term sheet it has obtained.
HSBC Holdings offered to vend 19.6 million shares in Axis Bank and 16.8 million shares in Yes Bank, both private-sector financial companies, through its Mauritius subsidiary. On Tuesday, the bid was made at discounts of 3% to 5% of the ending price of the Indian banks. The report further reported that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (NYSE:GS) and HSBC are joint book runners for the sale.
The financial company held a total of almost 38 million shares in Axis Bank as of March 31, via 2 different accounts.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) increased +2.19% to settle at $6.06, Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBD) moved up +1.91% to end at $14.41 while Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) jumped +1.11% to finish on Wednesday at $13.24.
HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) (NYSE:HBC) on June 27, 2012 increased +1.64% to the closing price of $44.58. The overall volume in the last trading session was 1.91 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $35.72-$50.71. The total market capitalization remained $161.93 billion.
HBC is ahead its 52 week low with +29.42% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -7.74%. HBC last month stock price volatility remained 1.60%. In its share capital HBC has 3.63 billion outstanding shares among them 3.62 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. HBC stock institutional ownership remained 2.57% while insider ownership included 0.27%.
The stock price of HBC is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with +6.61% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with +4.44%. HBC current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +25.23% while its current quarter performance remained +1.04%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.22. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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