Adani Total Gas tumbles 7% on profit-booking after month-long sharp rally

The Adani Total Gas shares deflated over 7 percent, after a 90-percent rally in the last one month, as investors tried to take some money off the table early on December 13, according to analysts.

The BSE and the NSE have put the securities of Adani Total under the short-term ASM (Additional Surveillance Measure) framework to caution investors about high volatility in share prices.

At 10:10am, the Adani Total Gas shares were trading 6.84 percent lower at Rs 1,038 on the NSE. The multi-bagger scrip has gained nearly 92 percent in the past one month. Out of which, 65 percent of the spike came last week alone.

Stock exchanges sought clarification from the Adani Group firm over the sharp rise in the share price. “The increase in trading volume/price of the shares is purely market-driven,” argued the company.

“The management has no information that may have a bearing on the price movement, and which is yet not disclosed to the stock exchange. In the event there is any development that requires disclosure under Regulation 30 of the Sebi (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, we will make the same in accordance with the regulatory requirements,” it added.

Following the Adani Total Gas statement, investors rushed to book profits, driving the stock down around 10 percent. Despite the recent surge in the stock, it is trading 70 percent lower on a year-to-date (YTD) basis. This is because the stock saw a massive wealth erosion following a scathing attack by the US-based short seller Hindenburg Research earlier in January.

Since the counter has seen a stellar rally, investors must avoid complacency, according to Osho Krishan, senior research analyst for technicals and derivatives at Angel One. “Rs 1,050-1,000 may provide some cushion, while strong support lies around Rs 900 level. On the higher end, till it sustains above the mentioned support zone, investors are likely to utilise the dips for long positions for an upside potential of Rs 1,250-1,260 on an immediate basis,” he said.

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