Adani and Holcim cement the deal – now what?
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Pavithra Jaivant

Adani and Holcim cement the deal – now what?

Last month, we analysed the cement industry in detail. In this analysis, we’d noted a few points – one, that there has been consolidation in the space, two, that companies had been deleveraging, and three, that margins have been under threat owing to pricier energy and inputs.

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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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Cement Industry
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Pavithra Jaivant

Cement Industry: 5 things to know before you choose a stock

India’s cement industry has always been a good proxy for the core economy, with steady volume growth and players enjoying considerable pricing power unlike other commodities. With cement industry leaders such as UltraTech Cement, Ambuja Cements, Dalmia Bharat and Birla Corporation correcting between 10% and 20% in the last 3 months, could there be an opportunity? We take a deep dive into the cement industry to assess its prospects.

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textile sector, textile sector outperformance
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Pavithra Jaivant

Sector analysis: What’s changing in the textile sector?

A long-forgotten sector that has made a big comeback in the most recent leg of India’s bull market is the textile sector. The rally was pretty hard to miss. The stock price of KPR Mills has more than doubled from July 2021 to January 2022 while Vardhman Textiles and Welspun surged over 60%. AK Spintex, a textile stock that has flown under the radar for a while, climbed nearly 190% in just the first two weeks of the new year, leaving many baffled. One-year stock returns have been in excess of 100% for many players. Here are the absolute stock returns on a few textile stocks.

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steel stocks, steel sector results, sector review, steel sector results review
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Steel Stocks – Hot and Shining!

For the first quarter of FY-22 listed steel stocks have generated profits that are already three-fourth that of the full year ending FY-21. The sector has thus stood out for its June quarter earnings, the 2nd wave of Covid lockdown and drop in consumption notwithstanding. Higher prices and export opportunities buttressed earnings despite a drop in domestic sales. 

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