Most of the FMCG majors posted stellar numbers for the March 2021 quarter. But this performance has come by mainly due to favourable base effect.
Growth estimates are being placed at a CAGR of around 10% for the next five years for the diagnostics sector, presenting a very attractive opportunity to players that are ready and able to take advantage. Dr Lal Path Labs is a leading diagnostics player, building up its presence outside its traditional stronghold of Delhi.
In bull markets, expensive valuations often make it necessary for investors to look for offbeat opportunities to acquire a wealth generating company. The investment arms of leading promoter groups in India offer such opportunities to buy sound companies, at a discount to prevailing valuations.
The Nifty 50 index has drifted lower recently and has lost close to 8% from the high of 15,431 recorded on February 16, 2021. But though the Nifty 50 has slipped to lower levels, there are quite a few sectors that have delivered positive returns during this period. So, what are the sectors to focus on (and what are the ones to avoid)? Let’s find out.
Although some of the top Tier I IT companies such as Infosys or HCL Technologies missed market estimates for the quarter ending March 2021, they finished FY-21 on a strong note across various fronts. Steady deal wins, stable growth, sustained margins, expanding cash assets and buybacks characterized the fiscal ending March 2021 for IT companies. This, in a year ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is small wonder therefore that their price earnings valuations have moved up in trajectory, well-above their 10-year averages. Let’s take a quick recap of the performance for the latest fiscal and quarter – that led to PE moving to newer orbit. We’ve taken the 4 tech majors TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL Technologies for this purpose.
Stocks and sectors that are likely to take an immediate hit to revenue and profits have slipped more than others. But many among these have medium to long-term growth drivers in place, and are strong enough to weather near-term impact to profitability.
Fears about a second wave of Covid more virulent than the first, have triggered a fresh bout of panic selling in the market. Stocks that may take a direct hit on their revenues and profits as a result of this have seen a correction. We think this presents a window of opportunity to add select high-quality stocks to your portfolio. We are providing a recommendation on one such stock that has seen a 21% correction from its peak in March.
Small finance banks, with their focus on small ticket loans for urban and semi-urban India, are a play on the underpenetrated market for financial products in India. Yet, after stellar performances soon after their IPOs many of these stocks have seen their valuations levelled. So, when a new candidate – Suryoday Small Finance Bank IPO (Suryoday) comes out in an overcrowded primary market, how should it be judged? Read on.
Reliance Industries (RIL) put out more details of the proposed demerger of its Oil to Chemicals (O2C) business that it announced earlier in 2020. The company now seeks approval from shareholders, creditors, regulatory authorities, Income Tax authority, and the NCLTs in Mumbai and Ahmedabad to demerge and set up a fully owned subsidiary for the O2C business.
This article will simply seek to explain the contours of this demerger and any immediate impact if you are a shareholder in the company, in the form of a Q&A.
In our last article, we discussed the performance of sectoral indices. A look at the thematic and strategy indices on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) would be a logical follow-up to the previous post.
We will be using the same Point & Figure charting based methodology, that was used earlier, to identify the outperformers in relation to the Nifty 50 index.
Corporate Governance. Many investors, when they hear the term, visualize a theoretical concept that has to do with boring things like morals and ethics but doesn’t directly affect them. But corporate governance has a direct impact on the wealth you take home from investing in equities. Here we attempt to explain why.