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40% IPOs this year failed investors amid weak secondary market conditions

40% IPOs this year failed investors amid weak secondary market conditions

Rediff.com31 May 2022

Initial public offerings (IPOs) have attracted droves of retail investors to the stock market in CY22. But these applicants have lost money on 40 per cent of the fresh issues this year - a trend that may impact sentiment towards maiden share sales during the remaining part of the year. Of the 14 companies that have listed this year, five have closed below their issue price.

'Growth will be driven by investments rather than consumption'

'Growth will be driven by investments rather than consumption'

Rediff.com31 May 2022

'A soft landing of the Indian economy would be a long-term positive for the equity markets.'

From 30 to 145! IPO draft filings in FY22 jump fivefold

From 30 to 145! IPO draft filings in FY22 jump fivefold

Rediff.com14 Apr 2022

The number of draft red herring prospectuses (DRHPs) filed with the markets regulator - Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) - jumped nearly fivefold to 145 in 2021-22 (FY22), compared with just 30 in the preceding financial year (2020-21, or FY21). This was on account of companies rushing to take advantage of a favourable market sentiment towards initial public offerings (IPOs), triggered by an influx of new investors, surge in the secondary market, and encouraging performance of newly listed stocks. In fact, DRHPs filed in FY22 was 4x the previous 10-year average and the highest since 2007-08, according to primary market tracker PRIME Database.

Fairy dust year for equities: Rs 1.8 trillion raised in 2021

Fairy dust year for equities: Rs 1.8 trillion raised in 2021

Rediff.com8 Jan 2022

Year 2021 was another great year for fund-raising through equities. A total of Rs 1.8 trillion was raised through initial public offerings (IPOs), qualified institutional placements (QIPs), and rights issues, against the Rs 1.7 trillion raised in the previous year. Funds raised through IPOs quadrupled, while those from rights issues and QIPs reduced.

IPO rush: Samvat 2078 set to break new records

IPO rush: Samvat 2078 set to break new records

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

A total of 49 companies raised Rs 81,615 crore in Samvat 2077, more than the preceding four years and almost double the amount raised in the previous year. Samvat 2078 appears even more promising with mega issues of Paytm and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. However, Paytm's record could be short-lived as state-owned LIC is planning to launch a Rs 1-trillion IPO by March 2022.

21 companies make to Rs 1-trillion m-cap club in 2021

21 companies make to Rs 1-trillion m-cap club in 2021

Rediff.com10 Sep 2021

The Adani group has the maximum number of companies in the trillion club at five, followed by the Tata group (four).

At least 5 IPOs worth Rs 6,595 crore may hit Street in September

At least 5 IPOs worth Rs 6,595 crore may hit Street in September

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

At least five companies looking to raise a cumulative Rs 6,595 crore could launch their initial public offerings (IPOs) next month after a busy August that saw eight IPOs. On Thursday, south-based diagnostic chain Vijaya Diagnostics announced its plans for a Rs 1,895-crore IPO. Ami Organics will announce its plans for a Rs 600-crore issue on Friday.

August 4 was the busiest day for IPOs since 2007

August 4 was the busiest day for IPOs since 2007

Rediff.com5 Aug 2021

Retail investors-those investing up to Rs 200,000-lapped up all the four initial public offerings (IPOs) that opened for subscription on Wednesday. This is the first time since 2007 that four IPOs have been launched on a single day, according to information provided by Prime Database. KFC and Pizza Hut franchisee Devyani International (size Rs 1,838 crore); Diagnostic chains Krsnaa Diagnostics (Rs 1,213 crore), pharmaceutical firm Windlas Biotech (Rs 401 crore) and vitrified tiles manufacturer Exxaro Tiles (Rs 161 crore) are the four companies whose IPOs opened on Wednesday.

Rolex Rings IPO oversubscribed 130 times on last day

Rolex Rings IPO oversubscribed 130 times on last day

Rediff.com31 Jul 2021

The institutional portion was subscribed 143 times, the wealthy investor portion by 360 times and the retail investor portion by 24.5 times.

Zomato's blockbuster listing boosts start-up ecosystem

Zomato's blockbuster listing boosts start-up ecosystem

Rediff.com24 Jul 2021

For large start-ups the US market is considered to be a preferred destination, as Indian investors were seen as hesitant to pay the kind of valuation private equity investors or the US markets pay. However, Zomato's listing has quashed these notions.

With Zomato's offering, fresh fundraising via IPOs set to hit 14-year high

With Zomato's offering, fresh fundraising via IPOs set to hit 14-year high

Rediff.com22 Jul 2021

Fresh capital raised by companies by way of initial public offerings (IPOs) is set to hit a 14-year high, thanks mainly to Zomato's maiden offering. India Inc has raised about Rs 19,300 crore in fresh capital by maiden offerings, including the Rs 9,000 crore the food delivery company will raise this week, so far in 2021. The best year in terms of fresh fund-raise was 2007, when companies had raised Rs 32,102 crore. With Paytm planning to issue fresh shares worth Rs 12,000 crore, the domestic market looks set to surpass that tally this year.

Digital payments start-up MobiKwik files for Rs 1,900-crore IPO

Digital payments start-up MobiKwik files for Rs 1,900-crore IPO

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

Fintech firm MobiKwik on Monday filed a draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), for its initial public offering (IPO). According to its DRHP, the company plans to raise Rs 1,900 crore, which includes a fresh issue of Rs 1,500 crore and an offer for sale of Rs 400 crore. The selling shareholders include American Express Travel, Bajaj Finance, Cisco Systems and Sequoia Capital India, besides founder Bipin Preet Singh. MobiKwik is the latest among tech majors wanting to list on stock exchanges. Food delivery start-up Zomato will launch its IPO on Wednesday.

IPOs of GR Infra, Clean Science over-subscribed 100 times

IPOs of GR Infra, Clean Science over-subscribed 100 times

Rediff.com10 Jul 2021

The strong response for the IPOs, however, has shifted liquidity away from the secondary markets, with the benchmark Sensex falling 1.3 per cent in the previous two trading sessions.

Why experts fear that NSE 500 index has become overheated

Why experts fear that NSE 500 index has become overheated

Rediff.com5 Jul 2021

More than 90 per cent stocks in the NSE 500 universe are currently trading above their 200-day moving average (DMA). Experts say this is a sign that the market has become overheated and can lead to a correction or sideways movement for a long period. The 200-DMA is a key technical indicator used by traders to get a sense of market direction. A level, which is roughly a 40-week average, often acts as key support or resistance.

Most stocks shine on hopes of economic recovery

Most stocks shine on hopes of economic recovery

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

The market breadth has turned sharply positive since May amid hopes that a decline in Covid-19 infections will lead to a revival in the economy. At 3.8, the advance-decline ratio (ADR) for May was the best since June 2020. So far this month, the ratio has remained above three - in simpler words, for every declining stock, there were nearly four advancing stocks in May and three this month. ADR is a popular market breadth indicator, with a ratio of more than two signalling an extremely bullish undercurrent.

Two-month IPO drought set to end with Shyam Metalics Rs 909-cr offer

Two-month IPO drought set to end with Shyam Metalics Rs 909-cr offer

Rediff.com9 Jun 2021

Shyam Metalics and Energy (SMEL) will end the over two-month drought in the initial public offering (IPO) market. The steelmaker will launch its Rs 909-crore offering soon. SMEL has pruned its IPO size from Rs 1,107 crore, with the promoters deciding to offload shares worth Rs 252 crore as against Rs 452 crore planned earlier. The company has priced its IPO between Rs 303 to 306 per share.

IPO market set to boom, 4 cos to raise Rs 4,000 crores

IPO market set to boom, 4 cos to raise Rs 4,000 crores

Rediff.com25 May 2021

While the recent volatility in the secondary markets is a concern, experts believe the sentiment towards IPOs is still buoyant.

Small-caps off to the best start in four years; surge more than 25%

Small-caps off to the best start in four years; surge more than 25%

Rediff.com18 May 2021

Companies in the small-cap universe are having a dream run - the Nifty Smallcap 100 index has shot up more than 25 per cent on a year-to-date basis, even as the benchmark Nifty is up 7 per cent. This is the best start for the index since 2017 when the Nifty Smallcap 100 index surged 32.3 per cent between January 1 and May 10. However, in terms of outperformance to the Nifty, this year's performance is the best in more than a decade. A combination of sectoral tailwinds and lack of institutional selling pressure has helped small companies escape from the correction triggered by the second wave of Covid-19.

India poised for a long bull market: Jhunjhunwala

India poised for a long bull market: Jhunjhunwala

Rediff.com21 Apr 2021

'If Covid peaks at around 250,000 cases, I don't see the market fall much. If it becomes uncontrollable and goes up to 600,000 a day, then the market may fall.'

IPOs listed since Sept down 20% from peak

IPOs listed since Sept down 20% from peak

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

'Whenever markets rally, the IPO pricing gets aligned to the prevailing market conditions.'

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