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Weekly Update 2nd – 6th August 2010

Asian markets saw buying as more than half of the companies that announced results in the MSCI Asia Pacific Index have exceeded the analyst’s estimates, boosting confidence about the strength of the recovery. U.S. economy expanded at a 2.4 percent annual pace in the second quarter less than forecast, indicating that the world largest economy will see a moderate recovery.

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The jobless recovery is curbing household purchases as consumer spending that accounts for about 70 percent of the economy rose 1.6 percent in last quarter, compared with a 1.9 percent rate in the previous three months. U.S. financial system recovery is fragile and as per IMF stress tests banks may need as much as $76 billion in capital. In India, as per expectations RBI hiked the policy rates and indicated that monetary steps will continue in order to moderate inflationary pressures.

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RBI chief said that despite of the monetary measures, monsoon rains would play a critical role in moderating food prices. Now RBI will release eight monetary policy statements in a year that will cut short the time of monetary policy adjustments. The central Bank also revised its estimates for inflation and economic growth to 6 percent and 8.5 percent from earlier estimates of 5 percent and 8 percent respectively.

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The annual monsoon rains bounced back from a 17-percent deficit in the previous week to 38 percent above normal in the week to 28 July 2010.Heavy, well distributed showers in the past week helped total rainfall rise to normal during July have raised the farm sector prospects thereby indicating a pickup in rural demand.

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Till now the results announced so far have shown a mixed picture with some disappointment coming from the large caps.The combined net profit of a total of 1,085 companies declined 12.6 percent to `47280 crore on 23.1 percent increase in sales to 609368 crore in Q1 June 2010 over Q1 June 2009. Going next week some of the top companies like SBI, Bharti Airtel, Tata Motors, Tata steel, etc will announce their quarterly numbers and would help in setting the undertone of the market.

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Indian Stock Markets are holding on to the gains though the momentum for rise is lacking. But the world stock markets are slowly inching up with base metals commodities also showing strength. The rise in Rupee and the midcap stocks rally in the week gone by gives a hope of further rally. It seems the market would take a clearer direction in the coming week. Nifty has support between 5315-5250 levels and Sensex between 17700-17500 levels.

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It is quite visible that good corporate earnings have propped up the sentiments of financial market and commodity is not an exception. Hence we have seen that capital inflow switched to riskier asset from safe asset like gold and dollar index.

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Base metals are the major beneficiary and they are trading at multi months high whereas crude is reacting on stocks pile up in US and ignoring other positive cues. If positive outcome of economic indicators and earnings continue to come in near future then all base metals will trade in a range with upside bias and vice a versa.

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Even in crude oil some lower level buying may occur this week. Expect further fall in gold and if it breaches the mark of 17500 then we may see some spurt in physical buying. In agro commodities, spices may trade in a range on mix fundamentals.

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Equity News Round UP

Economy

•The annual rate of inflation based on the wholesale price index of food articles shot up to 17.70 per cent during the week ended 27 March 2010 from 16.35 per cent during the previous week.

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•India’s automobile industry reported a 26.41 per cent growth in sales in 2009-10 riding on the government’s stimulus packages that perked demand, making it the second fastest growing market in the world after China.

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•India’s first-ever auction of spectrum for third generation (3G) telephony services began on a cautious note. For a pan-India licence, the highest offer was Rs 3,919 crore on the first day, just 12 per cent higher than the base price of Rs 3,500 crore. There are six companies in the race for a pan- India licence, which spans 22 circles. These are Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Reliance Communications, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and Aircel.

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Capital Goods

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•Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is setting up a centre of excellence for nanotechnology with an investment of Rs 8.27 crore to explore applications in power systems and products relevant to the company.

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•Suzlon Energy said its subsidiary REpower Systems AG has bagged a contract from an Italian company for supplying 18 wind turbines. RE power has concluded a contract for the supply of 18 wind turbines to Daunia Savignano, a subsidiary of Italian Tozzi Group.

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•Elecon Engineering Company has bagged an order worth Rs 49.90 crore from Sical Logistics for material handling equipment. The scope of the contract includes design, engineering and commissioning of material handling equipments for New Mangalore Iron Ore Terminal.

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•BGR Energy Systems has entered into an agreement with the Orissa government for setting up a 1,320-MW power project at an investment of Rs 6,287 crore. The company has signed a MoU with Orissa government for setting up a 1,320 MW independent power producer at Bhapur in Nayagarh district of the state at an investment of about Rs 6,287 crore.

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Pharmaceutical

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•Aurobindo Pharma announced that it has received final approval for Venlafaxine Hydrochloride Tablets 25 mg, 37.5 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg and 100 mg from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA).

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•Cipla Limited, among the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country, is understood to be closing in on a strategic investment in Bangalore-based Stempeutics Research, a stem cell company developing stem cell-based medicinal products. Stem cells are used to replace or initiate the production of other cells that are damaged or missing.

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•Biocon has fully acquired the joint venture Biocon Biopharmaceuticals from its Cuban partner CIMAB. Under the business restructuring plan, Biocon will pick up CIMAB’s 49% stake and will make Biocon Biopharmaceuticals (BBPL) a wholly owned subsidiary of Biocon.

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Media & Entertainment

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•PVR Ltd, a retail entertainment company, has earmarked around Rs 120 crore for setting up 60 multiplex screens across the country. Of this, 14 are already operational and the remaining will be opened by the end of this fiscal.

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Realty & Construction

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•IVR Prime Urban Developers has raised Rs 63 crore by selling land near Pune and Chennai. The company has sold 87.52 acres of land near Loanavala and 28 acres of land near Chennai.

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Oil & Gas

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•Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced that its subsidiary, Reliance Marcellus LLC has executed definitive agreements to enter into a joint venture with United Sates based Atlas Energy, Inc, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania under which Reliance will acquire a 40% interest in Atlas’ Core Marcellus Shale acreage position.

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•Aban Offshore has bagged a contract valued at $159 million (about Rs 716 crore) from Brunel Shell Petroleum Sendirian Berhad for the deployment of the jack-up rigs.

NEWS ROUND UP 29th March – 02nd April

Economy

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·India’s annual food price index stood at 16.22% as on week ended March 13, slower than the 16.30% growth recorded last week. A year ago, food prices were up 7.46%. At the same time, primary articles inflation rose to 13.88% from 4.91% last year, while fuel, power, light & lubricants prices climbed to 12.68%.

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Power

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·NTPC, the state owned power generator, has evinced interest to set up solar and wind projects in Orissa with aggregate generation capacity of 500 Mw.

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The company has sent a draft MoU for approval of the Orissa government in this regard.

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·GMR Energy will soon raise over Rs 1,600 crore from a group of private equity players led by Singapore-based Temasek Holdings and banks to fund its expansion. The company is a subsidiary of the G M Rao-led GMR Infrastructure that has interests in highways, airports, agri-business and urban infrastructure.

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Oil & Gas

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·ONGC has approved investing Rs 3,240 crore ($712 million) for the first phase development of three marginal fields located in Mumbai offshore on the western coast.

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Capital Goods

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·L&T has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defense for the design and construction of 36 high speed interceptor boats for the Indian Coast Guard. The contract is valued at Rs 977 crore. The design is being carried out in house by the Company and its ship design center, that is a part of the Company’s Heavy Engineering division. The boats are planned to be constructed at the Company’s existing shipyard at Hazira and at its new shipyard coming up at Katupalli near Ennore.

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·L&T bagged six orders worth Rs 1,181 crore for construction of power transmission line and sub-station works. Three of these six orders worth Rs 741 crore have been secured from the Gulf markets and the other orders worth Rs 440 crore are for domestic projects. These orders will be executed by electrical and gulf projects operating company, a part of L&T’s construction division.

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Automobile

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·Tata Motors, India’s largest vehicle manufacturer by revenue, is selling a third of its stake in the construction equipment-making subsidiary, Telcon, to its joint venture partner, Hitachi, for Rs 1,000 crore.

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·Tata Motors had signed an agreement with the Myanmarese government for setting up a heavy truck plant in the South-East Asian nation, with an installed capacity of up to 5,000 units annually.

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·TVS Motor Company has announced the launch of its new model TVS Jive, India’s first auto-clutch motorcycle, in Chandigarh. With this launch, the company expects that it sales in Punjab will grow significantly from 2,000 motorcycles to 3,600 motorcycles per month.

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Realty/ Construction

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·Patel Engineering has been awarded the contract to develop the largest waterfront project in the southern hemisphere. The project, an integrated township in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, is valued at $1 billion.

Spread over more than 24 hectares, the project involves residential, commercial, entertainment and real estate.

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·Punj Lloyd plans to sell its 19.4 per cent stake in Pipavav Shipyard to co-promoter Skil Infrastructure through an inter se promoter transfer. The stake is valued at Rs 825 crore at the company’s current market
capitalisation of Rs 4,251 crore. The Nikhil Gandhi-promoted Skil Infrastructure has an 18.27 per cent stake in Pipavav Shipyard.

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Telecommunication

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·Kuwait-based Zain Telecom’s board cleared Bharti Airtel’s proposal to buy its African assets for $10.7 billion (around Rs 48,600 crore), marking the Indian company’s first successful attempt to acquire operations in Africa after two failures.

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Cement

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·Shree Cement has got the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) approval to start inter-state trading business in power it produces at its merchant plant. The company has 260 MW installed captive power generation capacity and is in the process of putting up additional 300 MW merchant capacity, which is set to go on stream in a few days.

Downward Movement Hits Indian Equities Markets

Downward Movement Hits Indian Equities Markets

Downward Movement Hits Indian Equities Markets

Indian equities markets entered into a consolidation zone with analysts terming the downward movement as long expected.

A benchmark index fell 5.44 percent from its last weekly close and ended trade below the 16,000-mark.

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The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) ended 914.53 points, or 5.44 percent lower, at 15,896.28 points at the weekly close Friday, as opposed to the previous week’s close at 16,810.81 points.

The broader S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), too slipped, closing at 4,711.7 points, down 5.7 percent from its last weekly close.

However, companies with large-to-medium market capitalization saw greater selling with the BSE midcap index ending 7.36 percent lower and the BSE smallcap index losing 8.01 percent over the last week.

“This consolidation was expected anyways as the valuations were not commensurate with the earnings of corporates. To an extent a correction in valuations was warranted,” said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equities head of brokerage and capital markets consultancy SMC Capital.

The markets started on a cautious note Monday ahead of the Reserve Bank of India‘s mid-year policy review Tuesday.

The Sensex ended a volatile day at 16,740.50 points — 70.31 points or 0.42 percent lower than Friday’s close.

The Nifty followed a similar trajectory and ended in negative at 4,970.9 points, down 0.52 percent.

Both benchmark indices nosedived Tuesday as the RBI indicated in its policy review that it would start tightening the monetary policy and look at exiting the stimulus measures.

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Data with markets watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) showed that foreign funds were net sellers during the week, having sold scrips worth $12.8 million.

The top gainers this week on the Sensex were

Tata Motors (up 7.2 percent),
Ranbaxy Labs (up 4.8 percent),
Wipro (up 2.9 percent),
Grasim (up 1.6 percent) and
Hindustan Unilever (up 1 percent).

The top losers were :

DLF (down 18.5 percent),
Reliance Capital (down 14.5 percent),
Reliance Infrastructure (down 14.2 percent),
Hindalco (down 13.9 percent) and
Reliance Power (down 12.9 percent).

“Broadly speaking only about one percent of the quarterly results show a sound top line growth. Profits might have increased, but that is not because of increase in core operations – cost cutting and other income have contributed towards it,” said Thunuguntla.

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IFCI Sells over 27 lakh DVR shares of Tata Motors :)

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IFCI has sold more than 27 lakh Differential Voting Right (DVR) shares of Tata Motors in the last two trading sessions through the bulk deal route.

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At the time of the issue of these shares in November last year, IFCI was the sub-underwriter to Tata Motors’ DVR issue, along with JM Financial.

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Of the 6.4 crore DVR shares issued by Tata Motors, IFCI held 81.96 lakh shares (12.77 per cent) as on June 30.

After the sale, IFCI’s stake has fallen to 8.4 per cent.

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Marketmen said IFCI is likely to have sold the DVRs to take advantage of the rise in the share prices.

IFCI had bought the shares at Rs 305 a piece in November last year.

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The Tata Motors DVR stock closed up 4.8 per cent at Rs 368.95 on the BSE.

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“IFCI purchased these shares at a lower price; this is quite a decent exit proposition. They have made fair bit of profit from this sale,” said Mr Jagannadham Thunuguntla, Head of Equities at SMC Capitals.

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Another reason for IFCI’s sale of the DVR shares in the last two trading sessions could be that they wanted to sell before the release of Tata Motors’ consolidated first quarter results on Monday, Mr Thunuguntla said.

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Company has raked in Rs 98 crore through market sales. 🙂

Tata Motors made a consolidated net loss of Rs 329 crore for the quarter ended June 30.

Tata Motors was the first company to issue shares with DVRs in India in November 2008 when it issued 6.4 crore DVR shares as part of its Rs 4,145-crore rights issue to repay the loan taken for its acquisition of Jaguar-Land Rover.

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Strong earnings reports boost markets :)

Strong earnings reports boost markets :)

Stronger housing and labour data in the US as well as better-than-expected earnings from domestic companies indicates that the robustness in the markets will continue, says J. Thunuguntla of  SMC Capital.

The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share benchmark, the Sensex,was down on Monday, 27 July, slightly led by Reliance Industries, after its quarterly results came out lower than expected.

The rose to a record high on expectations that government spending will boost demand for consumer goods. Hindustan Lever and ITC both gained as well as DLF ahead of its quarterly results report.

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On Tuesday, the market ended relatively flat again. Banks ended the day lower after the RBI kept interest rates unchanged on inflation fears. Tata Motors stock surged after earnings came out better than expected. Q1 profits soared 58%.

The Sensex has rallied 88% since it’s March 9th low. 🙂

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The Sensex fell for a 3rd straight day on Wednesday after investors judged the recent run up in the market as excessive.

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The BSE index has seen the market rise over the last 2 weeks as several companies reporting their Q1 earnings have beaten analyst expectations.

Stocks that took a hit included Tata Motors, DLF, Tata Steel and Sterlite Industries. Jindal Stainless rose over 5% on news that its first quarter profit more than tripled.

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The BSE 30-share barometer rose on Thursday after 3 days of losses led by banking stocks.

State bank of India and ICICI Bank both rose after better than expected Q1 earnings.

The Sensex had risen 6.2% this month as of 30th July, driven primarily by positive earnings reports.

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The Sensex surged on Friday closing at a 52-week high on strong earnings reports and global cues. Both the Sensex and the NSE Nifty were up 8% for the month of July.

Top gainers for the week were Hindalco, Tata Motors, ONGC, SBI and HUL. Top losers included Bharti Airtel, Reliance Communications, Hero Honda, DLF, and NTPC.

Barring Oil & Gas and Pharma, other BSE sector indices closed in the green for the week.

To learn more on what to expect from the markets, we have with us J Thunuguntla of SMC Capital.

Corporate India, global cues push Sensex to 13-month high

Corporate India, global cues push Sensex to 13-month high

Corporate India provided a much needed boost to investors this week and buying interest at Indian equities markets resurfaced in the wake of a good set of earnings reports, pushing a key index to a 13-month high.

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Other Asian markets also provided a prop to their Indian peers, with some key indices touching new highs.


The 30-share sensitive index ( Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose 291.35 points or 1.89 percent over previous Friday’s close and ended trade at 15,670.31 points.

This was its highest closing figure since June 17, 2008.

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The broader S&P CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) followed the Sensex, moving up 1.5 percent from its last weekly close to end at 4,636.45 points.

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Lesser market capitalized scrips did better with the BSE’s midcap index closing 3.52 percent higher than its previous weekly close, while the BSE smallcap index was up 2.57 percent.

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Data with markets watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) showed that foreign funds were net buyers during the week, having bought scrips worth $735.7 million.


In July, foreign investors bought a total of $2.28 billion.

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‘Positive results by corporates is proof that the economy is on the verge of a turnaround. This will continue to help the markets gain momentum,’ said Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head at SMC Capitals.

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The Nifty, however, closed 0.08 percent higher at 4,572.3 points. 🙂

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the first quarterly monetary policy review on Tuesday, but it turned out be a non-event for the markets with the central bank maintaining a status quo on key policy rates.


The week’s top gainers on the Sensex were Ambuja Cements (up 14.1 percent), Tata Motors (up 13.1 percent), Tata Power (up 11 percent), TCS (up 9.1 percent) and ITC (up 7.3 percent).


Among losers were Hero Honda (down 7.5 percent), Grasim (down 3.4 percent), Cipla (down 3.1 percent), Reliance Industries (down 3 percent), and Reliance Power (down 2.6 percent).