Long-standing warnings by market gurus about the imminent popping of the stock market bubble seemed to come good, with interest rates for US treasuries spiking up sharply and triggering a fairly sharp correction in stock prices across the world. But why should stocks fall if interest rates rise and will such a rate hike impact India?
Prime Equity Outlook 2022
It’s a little difficult to be optimistic about the year ahead when news headlines and social media debates are all about Covid counts and the mysterious symptoms of Omicron (or is it Deltacron?). Indeed, as we write this, two-thirds of PrimeInvestor’s tiny team has also been struck down by Covid-ish symptoms.
let’s take a look at whether the short-term outlook for Nifty 50 holds or has changed. The Nifty 50 was unable to clear this resistance and was rejected from this level.
It is with mixed feelings that we write this first annual review of our Prime Stocks performance. When we flagged off stock recommendations as a new addition to our platform on January 14 2021, it was after a lot of internal debate on whether it was the right time to do this.
In our stock recommendations for 2021, our focus was on identifying companies that had the ability to steadily compound earnings over the medium to long term. Valuations were the other key factor against which we balanced earnings.
Here is a look at the diagnostics sector space, the key players, how they have weathered the Covid storm and, more importantly, where it could be headed.
One such reputed family-owned business empire in India has been the Godrej group, founded in 1897. Starting from “lock” manufacturing, the company diversified into soap manufacturing in 1928 (from vegetable oils) and then to animal feeds, real estate, processed foods and chemicals.
Star Health and Allied Insurance Co Ltd (Star Health), India’s leading standalone health insurer, is making an IPO worth Rs. 7,249 crore comprising a fresh issue of shares valued at Rs.2,000 crore and an offer for sale of Rs.5,249 crore. The issue will open on November 30 and close on December 2 at a price band of Rs. 870-900 per share. At the upper end of the price band, Star Health will be valued at Rs. 51,800 crore (~$7 billion).
The Nippon India Taiwan Equity Fund will invest in the new Taiwan dollar (NRD) currency. It is noteworthy that this currency has appreciated by about 5% annually against the rupee over a 10-year period.
Initial Public Offer. IPO. The magic term that brings forward so many emotions…and probably all falling into the bucket of ‘greed’ or ‘fear’. Nothing in between.
Gateway Distriparks (GDL) is a prominent company in the logistics sector. What started off as a single container freight station (CFS) facility to serve containerized imports of paper rolls to India in 1994, post the economic reforms of 1991, transformed into a key logistics player in India’s export-import (EXIM) trade.
Rs 18,300 crore. This monumental sum is what One 97 Communications Limited, which owns the Paytm platform, aims to mop up in the largest-ever IPO in our markets. To put it in perspective, it is almost twice the size of the largest IPO this year (Zomato at Rs 9375 cr), and as much as the 3 IPOs that we covered recently (Nykaa, FinoBank and PolicyBazaar) combined.