Queensland Government Stake Sale in QRN Stock Buyback

Submitted by Share Trading on 9 October, 2012 - 08:04

QR National (ASX:QRN) stock has changed hands yesterday with a combination of a stock placement and a stock buyback from the Queensland Government's stake in the company.

  • $1.5 billion in QRN stock was sold.
  • $1 billion was bought back by QR National, $500 million was placed with a few large investors. 144 million shares were crossed on the stockmarket at $3.47 per share.
  • Fund managers had been anticipating a dump of cheap stock on the ASX stockmarket.
  • The large investors for which the stock was placed were two offshore investors: one a sovereign fund and the other a local financial institution.
  • $1.5 billion in proceeds will be paid into Queensland state debt.
  • QRN stocks closed Monday 5.19 percent higher at $3.65 (a five month high). Previous close on Friday was $3.47.