|Bid||25.15 x 0|
|Ask||25.19 x 0|
|Day's range||24.87 - 25.20|
|52-week range||16.65 - 26.47|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.12|
|PE ratio (TTM)||12.48|
|Earnings date||10 Feb 2021|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.32 (5.24%)|
|Ex-dividend date||12 Nov 2020|
|1y target est||30.14|
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Singapore's DBS Group said on Monday it had completed its takeover of distressed Lakshmi Vilas Bank, helping it shift from a largely digital presence in India to having hundreds of branches. The 94-year old Chennai-based private bank was folded into DBS's Indian subsidiary at the request of the Reserve Bank of India which cited a serious deterioration in its finances. DBS India did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment on the rebranding.
DBS Group's move to take over troubled Lakshmi Vilas Bank will give Southeast Asia's largest lender the boost in India it has long desired, but aligning the two banks' business cultures could prove tricky. LVB, facing mounting bad loans and governance issues and a failure to secure capital, is set to be folded into DBS's Indian subsidiary under a plan proposed by India's central bank, which took control of the 94-year old Chennai-based lender on Tuesday, citing a "serious deterioration" in its finances. The plan will accelerate Singapore-based DBS's expansion ambitions in India and potentially transform it from a largely digital bank in the country to one with hundreds of branches.