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Market Experts Expect IT Stocks to Do Well During 3rd Quarter

Market Experts Expects IT Stocks to Do Well During 3rd Quarter

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With IT Biggy Infosys showing up with better-than-expected results and revenue guidance, IT stocks have turn out to be hot picks.

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This is owing to the factor that market participants are now anticipating good third quarter results on improved global demand scenario.

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Month-to-date, the BSE IT index has returned 4.16 per cent against a marginal 0.51 per cent advance in the BSE Sensex.

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Where IT biggies have climbed as much as 5 per cent during the period, mid-cap and small-cap IT stocks have followed the cues even better.

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“The Infosys numbers have set the tone for the IT sector. The numbers posted by the sector for the third quarter of financial year 2009-10 are encouraging and even the guidance is optimistic.

The analysis shows that revenue visibility has gone up,” said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head of research at SMC Capitals.

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Financial Technologies shot up 20.55 per cent. Tech Mahindra climbed 14.77 per cent.

Patni Computer jumped 7.20 per cent followed by Polaris Software, Rolta India, MindTree and MphasiS, which climbed 4.67 per cent, 4.11 per cent and 0.33 per cent respectively.

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However, MphasiS and Redington India inched down 0.41 per cent and 0.45 per cent respectively.

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“We expect IT service companies to be more optimistic regarding the macro environment compared with the stance in the previous few quarters.

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While 2010 IT budgets are likely to be flat with a positive bias, managements might not provide significant clarity on them,” the brokerage added.

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The years 2009 and 2010 underline a significant recovery in business optimism and economic conditions.

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Thunuguntla feels signs of recovery have also started appearing in the US and in the global financial sector, which was the genesis of the financial crisis.

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In such a situation, there is no reason why the Indian IT sector shouldn’t do well during the third quarter.

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Understandably, the sector’s fortunes are linked to the value and fluctuation in the dollar.

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A strengthening dollar can put pressure on the profitability margins of IT companies.

But, IT volumes still remain strong, and sector should see healthy performance.

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Market to Go Volatile This Week, Due to Host of Factors

Market to Go Volatile This Week, Due to Host of Factors

The Market is likely to remain volatile this week as a host of triggers are set to guide investor sentiments. These factors are :

1. Expiry of the October series of derivatives contracts,

2. September quarter results of some key companies such as Reliance Industries and

3. the RBI money policy review.

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Global cues may also induce some choppiness in the market.

Noted Market analyst, Jagannadham Thunuguntla, head of equities at SMC Capital quoted that;

“The market is facing heavy pressure.  There a wide gap between fundamentals and stock valuations.  The second quarter results have come up less than what most investors had anticipated”.

He also added “though the average profits of companies, which have so far reported second quarter results, have grown 30-40 per cent on cost-cutting measures, growth in net sales has been sluggish“.

Also Thunuguntla said that “we have huge liquidity in the market thanks to the 100 per cent rally and this has helped the market sustain at this level till now. No doubt, fundamentals are catching up with valuations slowly”.

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Thunuguntla said the market was in a consolidation phase.

“It may remain volatile this week ahead of the expiry of near-month futures and options contracts and the RBI policy review.”

On the global front, the US will disclose its third quarter GDP figures on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the rate of inflation jumped to 1.21 per cent for the week ended October 10 against 0.92 per cent a week ago.

The BSE Sensex slipped 512.01 points, or 2.96 per cent, last week to close at 16,810.81.01.

The Nifty index on the NSE dipped 145.10 points, or 2.82 per cent, to end the week at 4,997.05.

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According to other observers, Nifty has a support at 4,900.
Market sentiment may get hurt if this level is breached.

Thunuguntla also said investors would keenly follow the quarterly results of Reliance Industries as well as global cues.

“Amid the fight between the Ambani brothers, investors will watch the RIL results keenly.  Global cues will also be followed after a few bad economic numbers from the US last week,” he said.

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Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) on Friday remained net sellers, offloading equities worth Rs 295.70 crore, according to figures available at the website of market regulator Sebi.

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SEBI Asked BSE to Set its House in Order before Planning a Listing !!

Sebi has asked BSE to set its house in order before planning a listing :)

Sebi has asked BSE to set its house in order before planning a listing 🙂

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) asked BSE to set its house in order before planning a listing.

Of late, BSE has planned to list on the exchange for sometime and had approached Sebi for permission to list without an initial public offer.

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Sebi, however, also has to formalize norms for regulating self-listed companies while in order to sell their shares, some BSE members were eager on the listing of the exchange.

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Moreover, the market regulator communicated its position to the stock exchange informally and BSE started steps to develop its technology platform.

In addition, BSE acquired Marketplace Technology (MT) in order to offer back-office solutions for brokers estimated at Rs 43 crore.

On the other hand, BSE, over the years has regularly lost out to NSE on the technology front and new players like Financial Technologies are trying to ride the technology path setting up exchanges such as Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX) and MCX Stock Exchange.

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Further, BSE has lost the top slot in terms of turnover even though it has more companies listed on it .

It will also be re-launching its derivatives trading and a new marketing campaign which is likely to help it popularize the product.

The move comes at a time when others such as MCX-SX are trying to enter the space.

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Festivals and Trading Holidays Set to Keep Dalal Street Less Lively This Week :)

Despite bullish sentiment on hopes of strong quarterly results from firms, the Dalal Street is likely to less lively this week

Despite bullish sentiment on hopes of strong quarterly results from firms, the Dalal Street is likely to less lively this week

Despite bullish sentiment on hopes of strong quarterly results from firms, the Dalal Street is likely to less lively this week, as festive mood and fewer trading sessions would see investors withhold their positions and postpone buying, analysts said.

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Brokers believe the market sentiment will remain positive, even as investors will get only three trading sessions before the second quarter results of companies starts coming in.

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“The market is expected to remain in consolidation phase on the back of less trading sessions and festive season,” SMC Global Vice-President Rajesh Jain said.

The market would trade only for three days this week, as Monday and Friday will be trading holidays on the occasion of ‘Dussera‘ and ‘Gandhi Jayanti‘, respectively.

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Over the week, the BSE Sensex slid 193.43 points, or nearly 1.14 per cent and closed at 16,693 points.

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The under current in the market is bullish, there are not much expectations by investors for this week, while stocks may also look for global cues,experts observed.

The result season will kick start with IT major Infosys scheduled to announce its second quarter results on October 9.

During the last week, foreign institutional investors have put in over Rs 6,528.1 crore in Indian markets.

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Nifty Hit the Level of 5,000 :)

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Nifty hit the significant level of 5,000, first time since May 23, 2008, taking 326 trading sessions while, the standard index prepared early gains to close flat after hitting 5,003 at its day’s high.

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However, nifty closed slightly higher at 4,965, up 7 points whereas another standard Sensex also ended flat at 16,711, up 34 points, off its day’s high of 16,820 while both the indices were lower by over 4.4% decline in heavyweight RIL.

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Moreover, RIL stated that it has raised around Rs 3,188 crore through sale of 1.50 crore equity shares of the company and selling pressure in RIL weighed down on the oil & gas index, down 2.8%.

Additionally, the BSE realty index slid 0.9%, Unitech lost 3% and Phoenix Mills declined 2.4% while IT and auto stocks increased.

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Similarly, the BSE IT index gained 1.9%, Patni Computer and HCL Tech rose over 6% while the auto index on the BSE was also up 1.5% and Amtek Auto increased 14.6%.

On the other hand, in the Sensex pack, ACC emerged as the biggest gainer while the stock advanced 3.6% to Rs 827 however, Hindalco, JP Associates, Bharti Airtel and Maruti Suzuki gained over 3% each.

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Further, RIL was declared the top loser in the group followed by Tata Steel and ITC.

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A correction is expected and likely to take place in markets at current levels. But it is unlikely to be a sharp one.

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European and Asian stock markets extended the week’s rally on Thursday, hitting new highs for the year, as investors became increasingly confident that the U.S. economy , the world’s largest , is growing again.

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Indian Stocks Rose to a 15-Month High :)

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Indian stocks rose to a 15-month high yesterday. 🙂

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DLF Ltd led gains as investors judged recent declines as excessive. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd climbed on a report it will make sports utility vehicles for overseas markets.

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DLF, the biggest real estate developer, jumped 5.5% after losing 10% in the previous five trading sessions.

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Mahindra & Mahindra, the largest sports utility vehicle maker, advanced 1.5%.

Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd, the No 1 copper producer, added 3.8% after metals prices climbed.

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The Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensitive Index (Sensex), rose 240.26, or 1.5%, to 16,454.45, the highest since May 28, 2008.

The gauge declined 0.3% on Monday, snapping a six-day rally.

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“There is strong liquidity supporting the market,” Jagannadham Thunuguntla, the head of equities at SMC Capitals Ltd in New Delhi. “Yesterday’s fall has made some stocks attractive.”

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The rupee advanced against the US dollar as overseas investors added to holdings of the nation’s assets amid signs economic growth is quickening.

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The rupee climbed 0.2% to 48.655 per dollar at the 5pm close in Mumbai, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The currency has risen 0.4% this month.

India’s $1.2tn economy expanded 6.1% in the three months to June from a year earlier, accelerating for the first time since 2007, the government said last month.

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Positive Returns keeps Investor Interest in QIPs, Intact :)

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Thanks to a strong broad market rally, the share prices of the companies that have raised money through qualified institutional placements (QIPs) have recovered.

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According to SMC Capitals, of the 24 companies, which raised money through QIPs, only five gave negative return while the remaining 19 stocks were trading well above their QIP issue prices.

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However, they have underperformed the BSE benchmark index.

As against 62 per cent return posted by the BSE Sensex (since the beginning of the current fiscal), the companies’ return stood at just 35 per cent.

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“On an aggregate, the current mark-to-market (MTM) value of all QIPs put together works out to an amount of Rs 23,208 crore, marking current MTM return of 35.17 per cent,” said a SMC Capitals study.

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“The biggest contributor to the positive performance is the first QIP issuance by Unitech. The issuance was made at Rs 38.5 a share and the current market price is Rs 113.4, indicating a current MTM return of 194 per cent,” the report said.

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Other prominent QIP issuances include Indiabulls Real Estate, Shree Renuka Sugars, HDIL and Emami.

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A day before, the share prices of Network 18 Fincap, Bajaj Hindustan, and REI Agro were trading below their QIP issue prices.

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Such positive returns will make sure that investor interest in QIPs will continue and many more companies will raise fund through this route, said Mr Jagannadham Thunuguntla, Head of Equities at SMC Capitals.

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