5 Nifty companies announce bonus shares in 2017; highest in 11 years

Bonuses jump in FY17 as firms dole out surplus

Latest News – Engineering & construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and state-owned oil marketing company, Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) from the Nifty50 index in last week declared bonus shares in the ratio of 1:2 i.e. 1 new bonus equity share for every existing 2 equity shares.

Besides these two, total five companies including ICICI Bank, Wipro and Gail (India) from the index announced bonus shares thus far in the current calendar year 2017 (CY17). The number of companies from the Nifty50 index rewarding bonus shares to their shareholders is the highest in past 11 years.

Earlier, during the entire calendar year 2006, total seven companies – Cipla, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, L&T, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and HCL Technologies – from the benchmark index had issued bonus shares.

In 2015 and 2010, five companies from the Nifty 50 issued bonus shares, but Aurobindo Pharma in 2015 and Bajaj Auto and Zee Entertainment in 2010, were not part of the index in (Read More)

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