10 Jul 2023, 07:00 PM

Adjustment of F&O contracts of RECLTD

As per NSE circular (WEB), effective July 14,2023, the strikes of REC limited options and the base price of the futures contracts will be revised due to extraordinary dividend.

Adjustment for future contracts:
All positions in futures contracts of RECLTD will be marked-to-market on the last cum-dividend date i.e. July 13, 2023, based on the daily settlement price of the respective futures contract. Subsequently, open positions will be carried forward at the daily settlement price less Rs. 4.35 (dividend amount) for the respective futures contract.

From July 14, 2023 (ex-dividend date), daily mark-to-market settlement of the futures contracts would continue as per normal procedures.

For example:
Assume you bought 1 lot (8000 quantity) of RECLTD futures on July 13, 2023, at Rs. 200 and the daily settlement price at the market close is Rs. 250, you would have made a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 50 per share.

On July 14, 2023, the previous day’s position will be carried forward at Rs. 245.65 (i.e. 250 – 4.35). If the closing price on July 14 is Rs. 260, you’ll make a mark-to-market profit of Rs. 14.35 per share.

Adjustment for options contracts:
The full value of the dividend i.e. Rs. 4.35 will be deducted from all the cum-dividend strike prices on the ex-dividend date. All positions in existing strike prices will continue to exist in the corresponding new adjusted strike prices.

For example:
The strike price of Rs. 190 Call Option will be reduced to Rs. 186.65 on July 05, 2023, and the positions in Rs. 190 Call Option will continue to exist in Rs. 186.65 Call Option.

The lot size of the F&O contracts will not change.

Also, if you hold equity shares of RECLTD in your demat account as of July 14, 2023 (ex-date) you will be entitled to receive the dividend which will be credited directly to your primary bank account within 30 to 45 days from the record date.