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Stocks To Watch: Apollo Tyres, Hero MotoCorp, Hatsun Agro, Natco Pharma

  • Natco Pharma will be in focus today as Mylan gets U.S. FDA nod for 20mg and 40mg version of Copaxone
  • Hero MotoCorp posts record monthly sales of 7,20,739 units
  • Mandhana Industries says NCLT’s Mumbai bench initiated insolvency proceedings against the company
  • Apollo Tyres approves QIP issue at floor price Rs 250.44 each; to set issue price on Oct. 6
  • Ahluwalia Contracts won orders worth Rs 555.77 crore

The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India gained 0.17 percent to 9,891 as of 7:30 am

Here are the stocks to watch out for in today’s session:

  • Natco Pharma: Mylan gets U.S. FDA nod for 20 mg and 40 mg version of Copaxone
  • Oil companies: Government cuts excise duty rate on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre
  • Hero MotoCorp: Posts record monthly sales of 7,20,739 units in September
  • Apollo Tyres: Institutional shares sale to raise Rs 1,200 crore with a greenshoe option of Rs 300 crore opens
  • Ricoh India: Says NCLT rejected FDS' petition under the Bankruptcy Code
  • Indian Overseas Bank: Revises savings bank interest rate by 50 basis points
  • Cyient: Signed an in-software licensing pact with Elpis Squared
  • Ahluwalia Contracts: Bagged construction and redevelopment orders worth Rs 555.77 crore
  • Info Edge India: Zomato waives reservation fees from restaurants
  • Greaves Cotton: Partnered with Altigreen Propulsion Labs to deliver clean energy solutions
  • Mandhana Industries: Says NCLT’s Mumbai bench initiated insolvency proceedings against the company
  • Bombay Rayon Fashions: To allot 1.93 crore shares to State Bank under S4A scheme
  • L&T Infotech: Clarifies that the $100 million contract from CBDT was received in July, 2016
  • Majesco: launched version 10 of the Majesco P&C Suite

Other Corporate Announcements

  • Mahanagar Gas: Raises CNG, PNG prices in Mumbai by nearly 4 percent
  • Shree Pushkar Chemicals and Fertilisers: Shareholders approve issuing equity shares to promoters on preferential basis
  • Ducon Infra Technologies: Bags award worth Rs 50 crore from the Madhya Pradesh government
  • Power Finance Corporation: Board approves merger with subsidiary PFC Green Energy Ltd
  • IFCI: To close its Chandigarh regional office and transfer all business to Delhi regional Office with effect from November 1

LT Foods

  • To raise Rs 500 crore by issuance of securities
  • Board approves hike in FII/FPI holding to 24 percent

IPO Watch

  • Godrej Agrovet IPO opens with a price band of Rs 450-460
  • The company allotted 7.42 million shares to anchor investors ahead of the IPO
  • State-run General Insurance Corporation’s IPO opens Oct 11, ends Oct 13

Today’s Nifty Call

Stocks To Watch: Apollo Tyres, Hero MotoCorp, Hatsun Agro, Natco Pharma

F&O Setup

  • Nifty October Futures trading with a premium of 8.9 points versus 12 points at 9859.5
  • October Futures: Nifty open interest up 4 percent; Bank Nifty open interest rose 2 percent
  • India VIX closed lower by 0.2 percent at 12.46
  • October series highest Call base at 10,000 (open interest at 46.5 lakh shares, down 4 percent)
  • October series highest Put base at 9,700 (open interest at 39.7 lakh, up 13 percent)
  • October call strikes 9,700, 9,800, 10,000 saw unwinding
  • October put strikes 9,700, 9800 and 9,900 saw open interest addition

Active Stock Futures

  • Powergrid saw open interest addition of 25 percent on short side
  • GAIL saw open interest addition of 21 percent on long side
  • Voltas saw open interest addition of 16 percent on long side
  • Infratel saw open interest addition of 14 percent on long side
  • Dish TV saw open interest addition of 11 percent on short side
  • Hindustan Zinc saw open interest addition of 10 percent on long side
  • Reliance Capital saw open interest addition of 9 percent on short side
  • PC Jeweller saw open interest addition of 9 percent on long side

F&O Ban

  • Indiabulls Real Estate
  • JSW Energy

Bulk Deals

Hatsun Agro Products: SBI Mutual Fund bought 10.50 lakh shares, or 0.69 percent stake, at Rs 700 each

Brokerage Radar

  • Ratnamani Metals & Tubes: ICICIdirect initiated coverage on the stock with a ‘Buy’ rating and price target of Rs 1,050
  • Adani Ports & SEZ: Nomura maintained ‘Reduce’ on the stock with price target hiked to Rs 319 from Rs 234
  • ITC: CLSA upgraded stock rating to ‘Buy’ from ‘Underperform’ and hiked price target to Rs 310 from Rs 285
  • HDFC Bank: Macquarie reiterated its ‘Outperform’ rating with price target of Rs 1,890

Coal India

  • Morgan Stanley maintained its ‘Underweight’ rating with price target of Rs 221
  • Nomura retained its ‘Neutral’ stance on the stock with price target of Rs 260