FPO buzz generates interest in Syndicate Bank

There are rumors of Follow on Public Offering in Syndicate Bank stock. Government holds 66.47% in the bank. The scrip had touched a high of Rs 93.40, its 52-week high. It hit a low of Rs 88 so far during the day. The stock had hit a 52-week low of Rs 57 on 3 April 2007.

At the current price of Rs 92.35, the scrip trades at a PE multiple of 5.45, based on Q1 June 2007 annualised EPS of Rs 16.94. Syndicate Bank’s net profit rose 22.4% to Rs 221.03 crore on 47.3% rise in operating income to Rs 1999.34 crore in Q1 June 2007 over Q1 June 2006.