Why HDFC Bank Share Price Crashed? Biggest Single Day Fall In 3 Years
by Sandip Das on 17 January 2024, 5 min read
HDFC Bank‘s share price nose-dived intraday on January 17, 2024. It witnessed its biggest single-day fall in three years, a day after December quarter earnings. The country’s largest private sector bank recorded a 33 percent YoY increase in net profit. It amounts to Rs 16,372 crore, including a one-time tax rate gain. During the same quarter, the bank’s net interest income (NII) saw a 24 percent YoY rise to Rs 28,470 crore.
Meanwhile, the bank’s provisions surged by 50 percent to Rs 4,216 crore.
HDFC Bank witnessed its non-performing assets (NPAs) increase to 1.26 percent in Q3 FY24, up from 1.23 percent in the last fiscal year. However, its net NPA decreased to 0.31 percent from 0.33 percent during this period.
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As a result, the HDFC Bank stock witnessed a market cap erosion of approximately Rs 95,000 crore.
After the bank declared its Q3 earnings, the HDFC Bank ADR closed down over 6 percent in the US markets. The share price closed at $61, its biggest single-day drop since April 2022.
The term American depositary receipt (ADR) refers to a negotiable certificate issued by a US depositary bank representing a specified number of shares—usually one share—of a foreign company’s stock. The ADR trades on US stock markets as any domestic shares would.
HDFC Bank has over 14 percent weightage on the Nifty50 index. Any weakness in the stock will result in weakness in benchmark indices.
At 14.52 hours, HDFC Bank’s share price declined 8.31 percent at Rs 1539 per share on the NSE, registering its biggest single-day fall in the last three years.
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