Maharatna PSU Enters F&O Ban List; NALCO, SAIL Among 9 Stocks Today

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Maharatna PSU Enters F&O Ban List; NALCO, SAIL Among 9 Stocks Today
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By Malvika Gurung

Investing.com -- The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has rejigged its Futures and Options (F&O) ban list on September 14, 2023, adding a new stock to the list and removing two, while retaining the remaining stocks from the previous session.

The domestic bourse placed a total of nine stocks under its F&O ban list on Thursday. 

The Maharatna public sector undertaking (PSU) REC (NS: RECM ) is the latest entrant on the F&O ban list, while the state-owned engineering giant BHEL (NS: BHEL ) and agrochemicals manufacturer Chambal Fertilisers (NS: CHMB ) have exited the ban list on Sept 14.

The leading stock exchange continues to hold eight stocks from its previous session on Thursday. They include the:

  • state-owned steel producer SAIL (NS: SAIL )
  • Navratna PSU NALCO (NS: NALU )
  • Kerala-based NBFC Manappuram Finance (NS: MNFL )
  • power trading exchange IEX (NS: IIAN )
  • casino operator Delta Corp (NS: DELT )
  • PSU mining major Hindustan Copper (NS: HCPR )
  • cement manufacturer India Cements (NS: ICMN )
  • housing finance stock Indiabulls Housing Finance (NS: INBF )

The nine securities have exceeded 95% of the market-wide position limit (MWPL), thereby banned for trade under the futures and options segment in the day, and shall continue remaining on the list until their positions fall below 80%.

While on the Futures and Options ban list, no new/fresh F&O positions can be bought or sold for the stock(s), else that trader gets penalised. Traders with existing positions in that security can unwind their positions.

Moreover, the market-wide position limit is set by the stock exchanges.

The NSE directs all clients/members to trade in the derivative contracts of the aforementioned securities only to decrease their positions through offsetting positions.

The leading stock exchange updates the list of securities in the F&O ban for trade every day.

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