All stories by Ram Prasad Sahu
Two-wheeler stocks may enter the fast lane riding on recovery hopesRediff.com2 May 2022
The two-wheeler sector has been underperforming its peers on the volumes front for over five quarters now. Even in the March quarter, Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp posted a 17-24 per cent YoY decline in volumes, the sharpest in the listed auto universe. The ongoing impact of frequent price hikes, all-time high fuel prices, and muted rural sentiment has led to the lacklustre showing by two-wheeler makers. What has aggravated the situation for two-wheeler companies, which get almost all their sales from the internal combustion engine or ICE-based units, is the traction for electric two-wheelers (EV).
Stocks of apparel retailers are in fashionRediff.com11 Apr 2022
Led by Trent, which hit its lifetime-high recently, apparel retailers have gained between 10 per cent and 36 per cent over the past three weeks. Given the network of physical stores, these stocks shall be major beneficiaries of the unlock theme, with most states doing away with Covid restrictions. Amid improving footfall, analysts expect the sector to post double-digit growth in FY23.
Near-term worries will keep HUL stock under pressureRediff.com3 Apr 2022
There are multiple near-term worries for the stock of India's largest listed consumer company, Hindustan Unilever (HUL). While inflationary pressures will weigh on its profitability, demand pressures - especially in the rural market - are expected to hit the firm's revenues. This is why brokerages have cut the earnings estimates for financial year 2022-23 (FY23) by 7-10 per cent.
With return to office, real estate investment trusts expected to do wellRediff.com21 Mar 2022
Distribution yields could rise, but risk of Covid, higher interest rates remain.
Analysts see more pain ahead for auto firmsRediff.com15 Mar 2022
What has hit sentiment further is a draft proposal by the government to increase vehicle insurance premiums for financial year 2022-23 (FY23). Third-party motor insurance premiums have not been increased over the last two years and if this is approved, insurance costs for specific segments could rise by a fifth. The worst impacted is the 350cc and above two-wheeler segment, where premiums are up 21 per cent. Royal Enfield (Eicher Motor) is the market leader in the segment. The premiums in the 150-350cc two-wheeler category are also being inc
Analysts bullish about Tata Motors' domestic businessRediff.com26 Jan 2022
Tata Motors' UK-based subsidiary, Jaguar Land Rover or JLR, reported a muted operational performance in the December quarter of financial year 2021-22 (Q3FY22). The luxury carmaker saw a 33 per cent year-on-year (YoY) decline in wholesale volumes to just under 70,000 units in Q3, against estimates that were 16 per cent higher. The drop in despatches to dealers was on account of shortage in semiconductors.
Why Godrej Consumer stock may remain under pressureRediff.com22 Nov 2021
A weak margin outlook in the near term and lack of fresh triggers may keep the Godrej Consumer Products (GCPL) stock under pressure. The stock, after tepid September quarter (Q2) results and marginal downward revision in earnings estimates, declined 3.5 per cent in trade on Friday. Though consolidated sales of the company, which owns the Goodknight and Cinthol brands, grew 8.5 per cent year-on-year (YoY), its operating profit declined because of the sharp contraction in margins.
Infosys, L&T are top picks of most brokerages for Samvat 2078Rediff.com12 Nov 2021
Despite unprecedented levels of uncertainty in Samvat 2077, investors have little to complain about on the returns front. The BSE Sensex delivered returns of 38 per cent in this period, while the Nifty registered a return of over 40 per cent. As is the case in bull markets, companies in the small- and mid-capitalisation basket outperformed the benchmarks, with returns almost twice those of frontliners.
'Expect things to get normal for multiplexes by Q4FY22'Rediff.com2 Nov 2021
'Multiplexes will thrive by Q4 if 100% capacity is restored and a third Covid wave doesn't happen.'
Global operations key trigger for Godrej ConsumerRediff.com14 Apr 2021
While domestic market growth is important, the sales trajectory in the international markets, which account for 45 per cent of the revenues, will be a key rerating trigger, say analysts.
Burger King India IPO: Street is bullish about its long-term growthRediff.com11 Apr 2021
Near-term prospects hinge on the progress of the second wave of Covid-19. A lockdown will dent prospects as 60 per cent of revenues come from the dine-in segment.
Route Mobile IPO: Company's signal stays strong on surge in Cloud adoptionRediff.com11 Apr 2021
The gains came on expectations that the company will post strong growth given its presence in application to peer services and the fast-growing communication platform as a service segment.
For ITC, the key growth driver will be packaged foodsRediff.com8 Apr 2021
Given the expectations of growth in the packaged foods segment, the company seeks to become a Rs 1-trillion FMCG business by FY30.
Two stocks to watch out for in the near termRediff.com3 Apr 2021
Check out some of the stocks that will react on the basis of their numbers in the near term.
Invest in Aurobindo Pharma only for a long termRediff.com22 Feb 2021
The focus of the company would be to develop its capability across segments of injectables, vaccines, biosimilars, inhalation and APIs to drive growth.
Why Bharat Forge stock is under pressureRediff.com22 Feb 2021
Investors should await consistent growth metrics before looking at an investment in the company.
Volume growth, market share gains key for Hero MotoCorpRediff.com15 Feb 2021
In addition to new launches and restructuring across product segments, festival demand also aided growth.
Deal wins, digital demand put IT companies back on growth trackRediff.com23 Jan 2021
Without exception, the top four majors beat Street estimates across all parameters - revenues, profitability, or net profit growth. However, what stood out were the large deal wins reported by the big two, TCS and Infosys.
Why Infosys hiked its growth guidance for FY21Rediff.com21 Jan 2021
While Infosys has increased the margin guidance for FY21 by 100 bps to 24-24.5 per cent, analysts believe there will pressure on near-term margins as discretionary cuts - promotions and travel, headcount addition, record utilisation, and wage hikes start to reflect on costs.
How Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor may outperform Hero MotoCorpRediff.com6 Jan 2021
Bajaj Auto and TVS Motor are the largest exporters in the listed space with export revenues of Rs 12,000 crore and Rs 5,000 crore.