New Delhi: Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has bought 9.4 lakh shares in Tata Steel from the open market, hiking its holding in the steel-making firm to a little over 14 per cent.
In a communique to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Tata Steel said that following the acquisition of additional shares on August 12, LIC currently holds 13.49 crore shares, or a 14.06 per cent stake, in the firm.
LIC had a 13.97 per cent stake in Tata Steel before the latest transaction, it said.
As of June-end, Tata Steel's promoters, including Tata Sons, held a 30.60 per cent stake in the company.
Shares of the company were trading at Rs 472.1 apiece at around 1430 hours on the BSE today, up 0.68 per cent vis-a-vis their previous close.