Q4 Comment

Lupin: Long-term US prospects remain positive

Dhuraivel Gunasekaran

In spite of sluggish approvals by FDA and heightened consolidation, Lupin holds the 4th largest USFDA ANDA pipeline »

RBI stance on forex accounting hurts banks

Radhika Merwin

Circular on ‘exchange gains’ recognition may dent profits »

Strong show by JLR fails to fuel Tata Motors performance

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

Weak volumes due to the run out of 2016 models, unfavourable currency movements and high marketing e... »

Bad loans growth in private banks outpaces PSBs’ for third quarter in a row

Radhika Merwin

Public sector banks not yet out of the woods »

Best in class: How NPS funds have rewarded investors

Anand Kalyanaraman

Across asset classes and timelines, these pension plans have outperformed their peers »

GST impact: Companies to feel pinch of hefty phone bills, higher construction costs

BL Research Bureau

The stock market rallied early on Friday as investors appeared pleased with the GST rates on goods announced on Thursday, but as the trading session progressed, stocks gave up their gains and ended f... »

Bajaj Auto: Exports help company beat the domestic skid

Bajaj Auto’s Dominar 400

Parvatha Vardhini C

Tepid results by Bajaj Auto for the quarter ended March 2017 saw the stock close almost two per cent lower on Thursday. The company posted an 8.5 per cent year-on-year fall in sales to ₹5,120 crore i... »

HUL sales growth shows co weathered note ban well

Parvatha Vardhini C

Following the strong show put up by Marico and Godrej Consumer in the quarter ended March 2017, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) too, reported good numbers. Like these peers, the company has shrugged off the ... »

IndiGrid InvIT: Revenue visibility lends comfort

Muthukumar K

IPO opens today @ ₹98-100 a unit; company plans to raise ₹2,250 crore »

Tough times ahead for Idea Cellular

Bavadharini KS

₹1.07 lakh crore debt post merger with Vodafone is a point of concern »
Q4 Comment

Weak sequential show from Glenmark Pharma drags down stock

Dhuraivel Gunasekaran

The shares of Glenmark Pharma plummeted sharply about 16 per cent on Friday on the back of disappointing fourth quarter earnings, which was released after market hours on Thursday.The March 2017 quart... »

Hero MotoCorp: Hit by note ban, BS-III phase out

Parvatha Vardhini C

Hero MotoCorp’s lacklustre volume show since the demonetisation continued into the quarter ended March 2017, with the company recording a drop in volumes in both January and February (over the same pe... »

RBI initiates corrective action plan for IDBI Bank; who’s next?

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

Similar action may soon be imposed on IOB, Dena, United Bank, UCO & OBC, among others »
Q4 Comment

IndiGo Airlines: Weak show continues, throws hat into regional ring

Anand Kalyanaraman

Two things stand out in the March 2017 quarter results of IndiGo Airlines. One, the airline's continued poor financial show despite a sharp rise in passenger numbers. Blame this on rising costs, espec... »

Rupee struggles to strengthen beyond 64

Gurumurthy K

The currency may need fresh triggers to surpass this psychological level »

Some green shoots, but will they hold up?

HDFC: Fundamentals remain strong

ICICI Bank: Slippages moderate, but asset quality issues persist

Call rates move up, so do bond yields

The flip side to SIPs

Taking the right route to cross-border mergers

Asset quality woes weigh on Axis Bank

As Sensex and Nifty surge, other global markets left far behind

GST regime: FMCG sector sees gains, but details remain hazy

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

But more clarity needed on GST rules to determine the extent of benefit »

Why IRB Infra stock declined on the day of InvIT listing?

Seetharaman R

Increased risk exposure from ongoing projects could be one of the reasons »

New IIP data series captures note ban impact better

Muthukumar K

The new IIP (Index of Industrial Production) data series released by the government last week better reflects the knock taken by the economy from the effect of demonetisation. Going by the new 2011-... »
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Light at the end of the tunnel for Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

Dhuraivel Gunasekaran,BL Research Bureau

The shares of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories rebounded over the last two sessions after it touched its 52-week low last Friday, post-announcement of its fourth-quarter results. There is renewed interest ... »
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The eight ‘R’s that will drive equity


Mahesh Patil

Staying put in the markets, even in the midst of volatility, could be worth it for investors »
Q4 Comment

HCL Tech: Beats peers, confident of future

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Sees big opportunities for its Mode 2,Mode 3 services »

Investors dial into Airtel’s expanding customer base

Bavadharini KS, BL Research Bureau

Stock soars 8% despite fourth quarter net profit tumbling 72% on finance and other costs »

Charge of the bull brigade

Sensex and Nifty at record highs

Dhuraivel Gunasekaran

The IMD's forecast of good rains this monsoon buoyed sentiment, lifting the Sensex and the Nifty to record highs. Here's a look at the factors driving the rally and the sectoral and stock gainers C... »

ACC-Ambuja merger: Making of a cement behemoth

Muthukumar K

Last week, cement manufacturers Ambuja Cements and ACC, both part of the LafargeHolcim group, announced that they are evaluating options of a merger. If it goes through, it is expected to make the en... »

India Inc’s 14.8% revenue growth in Q4 is a mirage

Lokeshwarri SK, BL Research Bureau

Listed companies appear to have improved their sequential revenue growth, going by the first set of corporate results released for the fourth quarter of FY 2017. But their topline performance is a bi... »

What the new NPA ordinance means to banks?

Rupee remains stable after the Fed keeps rate unchanged

Kansai Nerolac Q4: Painting a steady growth

How RERA will impact various stakeholders

Time to flesh out anti-profiteering clause

Maruti puts up a good show, backed by strong volume growth

Why has SEBI barred NRIs and Indians from P-notes

North Pune is increasingly being preferred by residentials buyers for its affordability; about 60 per cent of new launches in this zone was below ticket size of Rs 25 lakh. »

Bumper production in foodgrains has brought retail inflation to a three-month low in April. The inflation in food and beverages has fallen the sharpest. In fact, in pulses, there has been deflatio... »


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