The government's stake sale in Hindustan Zinc seems to be stuck due to valuation issues. Sources close to the development said while a new valuer has been appointed, it could take at least three-four months, if not more, to submit its report.
With the Vedanta group set to bid for the Union government's residual stake in Hindustan Zinc (HZL) and Bharat Aluminium (Balco), and the Odisha government assuring bauxite to its Lanjigarh aluminium project, the tide is finally turning for Anil Agarwal,
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government will sell 10 per cent stake each in Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and 5 per cent in Steel Authority of India (SAIL) in the current financial year.
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging the then NDA government's decision in 2012 to sell its stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) to Vedanta Group and imposed a cost of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner for filing a "frivolous" plea.
Although it is not known how the government would offload its 29.54 per cent stake in Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL), analysts believe the downside for the stock is limited, adding investors should hold on as the company's prospects remain stable.
The Finance Ministry has started the process for fresh valuation of Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL), seeking to push through a long-pending sale of the government's residual stake in the company in the current financial year.
Disinvestment of the government's remaining stake in Hindustan Zinc and Bharat Aluminium will happen next financial year. The process might not be completed before March 31, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Monday.
To pad up its revenues by selling its residual stake in Hindustan Zinc (HZL) and Bharat Aluminium (Balco) within the current financial year, the government has started the process for valuation of these companies.