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NSE Symbol: NTPC | BSE Code: 532555


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Information About NTPC Stock Price:

The Government of India owns the NTPC, and it is involved in electricity generation and other related activities. It sells electricity to the State Electricity Boards in India. It is also the biggest company in power production with a total power generation capacity of about 5,14,100 MW. In 2010, the GOI designated the company as a Maharatna company. The company aims to produce power at high-efficiency levels. It has an efficiency rate of about 80% compared to the national average of about 64%. Recently, the company has ventured into coal mining and oil and gas exploration. The company's largest coal-powered plant is the Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station with a capacity of 4,760 MW. Through joint ventures, the company has a total installed coal-based power generation capacity of over 9,000 MW. Through gas-based thermal power plants, the company has a total installed power generation capacity of over 4,000 MW.

History of NTPC:

NTPC was incorporated in the year 1975. In 1976, Mr. D. V Kapur took over NTPC as the first Chairman and MD. In 1976, the first plant project was passed in Uttar Pradesh. In 1977 the company landed its first major contract, and the company began construction of its first power transmission network in 1978. The company made a gain of Rs.4.51 crore in the financial year spanning 1982–1983. In 1987, the company exceeded 5,000 MW in installed capacity. In 1989, the company launched its consultancy division. In 1990, the company exceeded 10,000 MW in installed capacity. In 1997, the company was identified as a Navratna company. It became a listed company in 2004. In 2005, NTPC was changed to NTPC Limited.

Management of NTPC:

Mr. Gurdeep Singh is the Chairman and MD of NTPC. Mr. S. Roy is the Director of HR and is additionally the Director of Finance. The other Directors are—Mr. Susanta Kumar Roy (Projects), Mr. A. K. Gupta (Commercial), Mr. P. K. Mohapatra (Technical), and Mr. Prakash Tiwari (Operations). The Joint Secretary for Thermal is Mr. Anirudh Kumar. Other than these critical people, NTPC has seven Independent Directors.

Listing information of NTPC:

NTPC's shares are bought and sold on the BSE and the NSE.

BSE: 532555; NSE: NTPCEQ; ISIN Code: INE733E01010; Sector: Power; Industry: Power – Generation/Distribution

NTPC also listed on indices like Nifty 50, MCX-SX 40 Index, Nifty 50 USD, et cetera along the MCX Stock Exchange.

Wealth and recent performance:

According to financial results of the fiscal year ending 2017–2018, the total revenue of the company was Rs.21,087.84 crore. In the Q3 of the Fiscal Year 2017, the company had total revenue of Rs.19,646.09 crore. The total expenses incurred by the company in the Q3 of the FY18 was Rs.18,443.75 crore which was up from the total costs incurred by the company in the previous quarter at Rs.16,890.66 crore.

In the Q3 of the FY17, the company incurred a total expense of Rs.16,538.35 crore. The company showed a profit of Rs.2,584.78 crore before tax in the third quarter of the Fiscal Year 2018 whereas it was Rs.3,222.77 crore in the previous quarter. In the Q3 of the FY17, the company showed a profit of Rs.3,082.54 crore before tax. The PAT for the Q3 of the FY18 was Rs.2,360.81 crore, and the same for Q2 of FY18 was Rs.2,438.60 crore.The PAT for the Q3 of the previous financial year was Rs.2,469.26 crore.

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The stock trend in 2018:

In January 2018, NTPC's stock opened at about Rs.176. The share remained mostly at around Rs.174, and Rs.172 and the stock stayed over Rs.170 till the last two days of the month. During the previous two days, the stock dropped to about Rs.170.

In February 2018, the stock dropped below Rs.170, opening at about Rs.169. The share lost about Rs.4 in the next day to reach about Rs.165. The stock then touched a slight high of Rs.166. The stock closed at about Rs.163 for the end of the month.

In March 2018, the stock opened at about Rs.163. For the first week of the month, the share remained at that price, finally going above it in the second week. The stock spiked to a high of about Rs.171 in the month, below which rate it continued for the rest of the month.

Should You Invest in NTPC?

  1. NTPC is a Maharatna company indicating that it's a company that has performed well for many years. The GoI confers the Maharatna status to companies which have an excellent track record of performance.
  2. The company contributes to over 25% of the total power produced in India.
  3. The company, in collaboration with other GoI, owned enterprises, acquired a 65% stake in a coal mine in Mozambique.
  4. The company also operates in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  5. The company also diversified into hydro-electric power plants and solar and wind power plants.
  6. The company has MoUs signed with Sri Lanka and Japan for power generation in addition to Bangladesh.
  7. The company aims to set up a power plant in Nigeria.
  8. All of these points indicate that the company is in a strong position to show tremendous growth.
  9. While many reasons can be stated as to why one should buy NTPC stocks, it would be better to perform personal research based on financial constraints and risk appetites before investing.

Note: The contents of this post/blog do not constitute any professional advice on a specific financial matter.

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Indexes and Exchages

Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

The Bombay Stock Exchange, more popular as BSE, is the first and oldest stock exchange in Asia. Premchand Roychand, an influential stockbroker and businessman, ventured into this ambitious journey in 1855 with around 20 associates. They organized meetings at several outdoor locations before finally finding a permanent place in Mumbai’s Dalal Street. BSE was thus formally established in 1875. The exchange chiefly facilitated floor trading for a century before adopting an automated digital platform in 1995. The company has grown enormously ever since and has joined the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange as a partner exchange in 2012. BSE has also opened India's first international exchange, known as INX, in 2016.

National Stock Exchange (NSE)

NSE was mainly a Government of India initiative that aspired to bring transparency to the Indian capital market. A group of leading Indian financial institutions, upon the government's instruction, joined their resources to set up the exchange. Established in 1992, NSE was the first demutualized electronic exchange of India. It was the first exchange in India that operated on an entirely automated, digital screen-based electronic trading system. The platform offered an easy trading facility and connected the investor base of the entire country. NSE has immensely expanded ever since and currently extends its services to various segments, such as equity derivatives, trading, debt and currency derivatives, clearing and settlement services in equity, etc.


Launched on 1st April 1996, the NIFTY is NSE's flagship index that helps investment managers in tracking the behavior of a portfolio of certain companies. The list includes 50 companies from 12 different sectors out of the 1600 companies registered under the NSE. These are the 50 blue-chip companies owning the largest and most liquid Indian securities. Therefore, it is popularly referred to as the Nifty 50 and the index symbolizes the weighted average of the stock value of these 50 companies. The Nifty exposes investors to the Indian market through one efficient portfolio. The IISL or India Index Services and Products is a specialized company that focuses on an index as a core product and it owns as well as manages the Nifty.


Just like NSE's Nifty 50, BSE's stock market index is called Sensex. The word 'Sensex' is a combination of the words 'Sensitive' and 'Index.' It is also known by the names of BSE 30 and S&P BSE SENSEX. It comprises of 30 well-established and financially thriving companies among the ones listed on BSE. These 30 companies represent diverse industrial sectors of the Indian economy and have the largest as well as most actively traded stocks. SENSEX is extensively reported in national and international markets, through both print and electronic media. It has a scientifically designed indexing system which is based on internationally accepted construction and review methodologies. Since September 2003, a free-float market capitalization methodology is applied to calculate Sensex.

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