August 15, 2016 / 12:32 AM / a year ago

Sharp shares up more than 10 percent after Foxconn completes stake purchase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Sharp Corp (6753.T) soared more than 10 percent in early trade on Monday after the company said that Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW) completed its takeover.

Sharp on Friday said that Foxconn completed the 388.8 billion yen ($3.84 billion) purchase, bringing Foxconn’s stake to 66.07 percent

    Sharp jumped as high as 17 percent to 124 yen, the highest since June 24.

    ($1 = 101.2700 yen)

    Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Stephen Coates

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