IT stocks are correcting
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Result update: 2 reasons why IT stocks are correcting and what to do

A year ago, when we did the result review of the IT stocks after the Q4FY21 earnings, the sector was moving to a new orbit on the back of robust growth prospects.
The Covid-19 pandemic increased the urgency of digital transformation for enterprises across the globe, and this paved the way for the IT sector to emerge as a strong growth story. Since we wrote about this last year, the sector has delivered stellar earnings performance during and post pandemic.

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Godrej Agrovet - Stock Review
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Godrej Agrovet – what’s firing and what isn’t

Godrej Agrovet is a conglomerate with businesses spread across the agriculture and protein supply chain. It is in animal feeds, palm oil extraction, agrochemicals, dairy and frozen foods. The business has commoditised parts, seasonal parts and valued added parts. 

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business of risk
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Prime Stock Recommendation : Investing in the business of risk

A few weeks ago, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced the acquisition of Alleghany Corporation with a $11.6 billion deal, its largest buy-out deal in six years. The decision has come at a time when the general insurance industry has faced headwinds in the last 2-3 years. But there is no one better than Buffett to understand the prospects and valuation of an insurance company.  Berkshire Hathaway owes its long-term wealth creation success to excellent underwriting skills in its insurance subsidiaries and clever usage of the float from insurance to build a long-term equity portfolio. 

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Auto Ancillaries: The EV disruption and how to pick winners now
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Auto Ancillaries: The EV disruption and how to pick winners now

The auto component or auto ancillaries space, though, features more listed opportunities. These companies supply critical components such as engines, transmission, axles, suspension, brakes, lighting, electronics and batteries to automobiles. It is a major manufacturing sector, accounting for 2.3% of GDP and employing 1.5 million people. Piggybacking on the fortunes of the auto industry and another way to play the space, the auto ancillary segment can offer opportunities. With over Rs. 4 lakh crore in market capitalisation, this sector has more companies in its fold to play the auto space.

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Prime Stock Recommendation: A play on urbanisation and premiumisation
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Prime Stock Recommendation: A play on urbanisation and premiumisation

Be it inside the home or office or in a family car or a metro rail, it is glass that protects you from the elements while allowing you to still see the outside world. Malls, commercial spaces and residential buildings all use more glass than in the past. The face of public transportation in cities is changing with the introduction of air-conditioned buses and metro rail systems. Wide glass windows, glass cubicle bathrooms and the big sunroof in SUVs are the fast-catching luxury trends. Simply put, glass is a proxy to economic growth aided by per-capita income growth, urbanisation and premiumisation with increasing use cases.  

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Muthoot and Manappuram
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Muthoot and Manappuram – Explaining the valuation divergence

As the top two players in the oldest lending business in India, gold lending NBFCs Muthoot and Manappuram Finance don’t require much introduction to investors. Unlike other lending operations, gold lending still requires the physical presence of the customer and therefore fin-tech challengers are yet to figure out a way to crack this lucrative business. The adoption of digital technologies in gold lending is restricted to bank transactions and sales origination.

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retail brand play
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Prime Stock Recommendation: A power packed retail brand play

With Omicron fears fading and most States geared to quickly unlock and resume normal economic activity, PrimeInvestor believes that discretionary consumption is likely to stage a comeback. Branded apparel, wedding wear, formal workwear and innerwear are likely to be some of the first items that consumers are likely to view as feel-good purchases, on resumption of normal activity.

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Important Update: Change in our stock recommendation

We are moving this stock from a Buy to a Hold until we receive clarity on the funding plan and capex timeline. That means, those who have already invested in the stock may continue to hold, but avoid additional investments.

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drug discovery, drug discovery outsourcing, CRO, CDMO, CRAMS
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Prime Stock recommendation : A preferred partner for drug discovery outsourcing

The company we have recommended is assisting global bio-pharmaceutical companies in the end-to-end process of drug discovery to manufacturing. There is an increasing trend within the global life sciences industry to partner with integrated contract research organisations that can provide customised and end-to-end solutions to both large conglomerates to young startup biotechs.

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multi-bagger stocks
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N V Chandrachoodamani

The magic formula to identify multi-bagger stocks

Bull markets are always decked with stories of compounders and multi-bagger stocks, pushing investors to hunt for multi-bagger stocks in every investment they make. But as many of us know, very few companies end up delivering such high returns, over a sustained period.

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Muthoot Fincorp NCD
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Prime NCD review – Should you invest in Muthoot Fincorp NCD?

Muthoot Fincorp, a non-deposit taking NBFC, registered with RBI, has come up with a public offering of secured non-convertible debentures (NCDs). The issue opens on January 5 and closes on January 28, 2022. Should you invest?

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