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All You Need To Know Going Into Trade On May 10

Asian stocks edged higher in early trading today after a positive session on Wall Street, while oil extended its climb past $71 a barrel, a level it breached for the first time since 2014.

U.S. Treasury yields retreated after topping 3 percent. Equity benchmarks rose in Japan, Australia and South Korea, while futures in Hong Kong were little changed.

The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, was little changed at 10,767 as of 7:05 a.m.

Here’s a quick look at all that could influence equities today.

Global Cues

  • U.S. stocks advanced, led by energy shares, with West Texas oil rising after an unexpected drop in stockpiles and President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
  • The dollar steadied while a $25 billion auction of 10-year U.S. notes came just short of carrying a 3 percent coupon for the first time in almost seven years.

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Europe Check

  • European shares advanced for a fourth day in the longest streak since mid-March as energy companies got a lift from higher crude prices.

Asian Cues

  • Topix index rose 0.2 percent as of 9:23 a.m. in Tokyo.
  • S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 percent.
  • Kospi index climbed 0.6 percent.
  • Hang Seng Index futures were little changed.
  • S&P 500 futures were little changed. S&P 500 closed up 1 percent.

Here are some key events coming up this week:

  • 10:30 am: India car sales data for April.
  • The Bank of England decides on policy Thursday.
  • U.S. inflation data for April are also due.

Commodities Check

  • West Texas Intermediate crude added to a 3 percent surge on Wednesday, advancing 0.5 percent to $71.49 a barrel.
  • Gold fell less than 0.1 percent to $1,311.92 ounce.
  • LME copper rose 0.1 percent to $6,818.00 a metric ton, after gaining 1 percent.

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Indian ADRs

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Nifty Earnings To Watch

  • Asian Paints
  • Titan
  • Zee Entertainment

Other Earnings

  • Adani Enterprises
  • Adani Transmission
  • Apollo Tyres
  • Chennai Petroleum Corporation
  • Indian Bank
  • Mphasis
  • Nestle India
  • Shankara Building Products
  • Tata Communications
  • TV Today Network
  • Ujjivan Financial Services
  • Union Bank Of India
  • Welspun Enterprises

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Earnings Reaction To Watch

JSPL (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 37 percent at Rs 8599 crore
  • Net loss of Rs 308 crore from net loss of Rs 49.5 crore
  • Ebitda up 38 percent at Rs 2,136.5 crore
  • Margin at 24.8 percent from 24.7 percent
  • One-time exceptional expense of Rs 437.6 crore

Eicher Motors (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 33.9 percent at Rs 2528 crore
  • Ebitda up 36.3 percent at Rs 797.2 crore
  • Net Profit up 0.5 percent at Rs 461.5 crore
  • Margin at 31.5 percent from 31 percent

Sharda Cropchem (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 29 percent at Rs 769 crore
  • Net Profit up 14.5 percent at Rs 113 crore
  • Ebitda up 21 percent at Rs 197 crore
  • Margin at 25.7 percent from 27.3 percent

Kokuyo Camlin (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue flat at Rs 190 crore
  • Net profit up 2x at Rs 5.7 crore
  • Ebitda up 51.4 percent at Rs 16.5 crore
  • Margin at 8.7 percent from 5.8 percent

Navin Fluorine International (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 5 percent at Rs 208 crore
  • Net profit up 5 percent at Rs 39 crore
  • Ebitda up 25 percent at Rs 46.1 crore
  • Margin at 22.2 percent from 18.7 percent

SIS (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 29 percent at Rs 1592 crore
  • Net profit down 36 percent at Rs 36 crore
  • Tax credit of Rs 23 crore in base quarter
  • Ebitda up 32 percent at Rs 86 crore
  • Margin at 5.4 percent from 5.3 percent

Oriental Hotels (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 5 percent at Rs 98 crore
  • Net profit down 14 percent at Rs 6 crore from Rs 7 crore
  • Ebitda unchanged at Rs 20 crore
  • Margin at 20.4 percent from 21.5 percent

Federal Bank (Q4, YoY)

  • Net Interest Income up 11 percent at Rs 933 crore
  • Net profit down 44 percent at Rs 145 crore
  • Provisions up 129 percent at Rs 371.5 crore from Rs 162 crore (QoQ)
  • GNPA at 3.0 percent
  • NPA at 1.69 percent

Linde India (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 2.5 percent at Rs 528 crore
  • Net profit up 100 percent at Rs 2 crore
  • Ebitda down 67 percent at Rs 3 crore
  • Margin at 0.6 percent from 1.7 percent
  • Profit higher on account of tax credit

Sintex Plastics Technology (Q4, QoQ)

  • Revenue down 3 percent at Rs 1293 crore
  • Net loss of Rs 12 crore from net profit of Rs 52 crore
  • Ebitda down 36 percent at Rs 118 crore
  • Margin at 9.1 percent from 13.9 percent

Dhampur sugar (Q4, YoY)

  • Revenue up 22 percent at Rs 921 crore
  • Net loss of Rs 36 crore from net profit of Rs 108.5 crore
  • Ebitda loss at Rs 17 crore from Rs 176 crore
  • Margin at -1.8 percent from 23.4 percent

Stocks To Watch

  • Fortis board will meet today to decide on various bids/proposals
  • Ashoka Buildcon says Arbitral Tribunal awards SPV additional 1,384 toll days. Besides, the company to receive Rs 37.71 crore as compensation for toll loss.
  • Reliance Infra to consider rights issue, QIP proposals on May 14.
  • Federal Bank CEO says IDBI Federal Life deal expected to be final by July.
  • Welspun Enterprises emerges as L1 for road project in Tamil Nadu at Bid price of Rs 1,837 crore.
  • Cipla partners with Mannkind for exclusive marketing, distribution of Afrezza in India.
  • PNC Infratech gets Rs 33.7 crore bonus annuity from Raebareli unit.
  • Star cement receives Rs 200 crore towards subsidies claim.
  • Tata Metaliks says main production unit including Blast furnace expected to be back on stream by May 17.
  • KKR Infuses Rs 1250 crore in Sintex Plastics Technology Subsidiary, SBAPL via structured finance.
  • Hikal Ltd board approves 1:2 bonus issue.
  • Avanti Feeds board approves 1:2 bonus issue.

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Bulk Deals

  • Nath Bio-Gene: Birla Sun Life MF bought 1.06 lakh shares (0.6 percent) at Rs 560 each
  • Gitanjali Gems: Morgan Stanley France SAS sold 37.80 lakh shares (3.2 percent) at Rs 3.45 each
  • Shree Renuka Sugars: Murkumbi Investments Pvt Ltd sold 2.61cr shares (1.4 percent) at Rs 15.5 each

KSB Pumps

  • Old Bridge Capital Management bought 3.80 lakh shares (1.1 percent) at Rs 830 each
  • Vantage Equity Fund bought 4 lakh shares (1.1 percent) at Rs 830 each
  • DSP Blackrock Small Cap Fund sold 4.61 lakh shares (1.3 percent) at Rs 830 each

Trading Tweaks

  • Sunil Hitech Engineers Ltd. placed under added surveillance by BSE
  • Deccan Gold Mines shifted to XT group from T group


  • IndoStar Capital Finance continues on day 2. Issue subscribed 0.4 times on day 1

Who’s Meeting Whom

  • Bodal Chemicals to meet ICICI Pru on May 10.
  • Syngene to meet several fund houses including HDFC MF, Motilal Oswal etc from May 18 – June 29.
  • Godawari Power & Ispat to meet several fund houses including Morgan Stanley, Maybank AM, Ostrum AM etc on May 10.

Insider Trades

  • Kwality Ltd promoter Sanjay Dhingra acquired 4.50 lakh shares on May 7
  • Mold-Tek Packaging promoter Lakshmi Pattabhi sold 50,000 shares on May 9
  • Adani Power promoter Pan Asia Trade and Investment Pvt. Ltd acquired 55 lakh shares on May 8

(As reported on May 9)


  • Rupee closed at 67.28/$ on Wednesday versus 67.08/$ On Tuesday

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Top Gainers And Losers

F&O Cues

  • Nifty May Futures closed trading at 10,769 with premium of 27.6 points versus 17.2 points
  • All series-Nifty open interest up 2 percent & Bank Nifty open interest up 3 percent
  • India VIX ended at 14.2, up 1.5 percent
  • Max open interest for May series at 11,000, open interest at 53.7 lakh, open interest down 6 percent
  • Max open interest for May series at 10,500, open interest at 56.7 lakh, open interest up 3 percent

F&O Ban

  • In ban: Balrampur Chini, Dewan Housing, IRB Infrastructure, Jet Airways, Justdial, Wockhardt
  • New in ban: PC Jeweller
  • Out of ban: None

Only intraday positions can be taken in stocks under F&O ban. There is a penalty in case of a rollover of these positions.

Put-Call Ratio

Nifty PCR at 1.61 versus 1.56
Nifty Bank PCR at 1.56 versus 1.59

Fund Flows

Brokerage Radar

On Eicher Motors


  • Maintain ‘Buy’ with target price Rs 39,300
  • Management was positive on the RE demand outlook on conference call
  • Next phase of capacity expansion corroborates healthy demand outlook

Deutsche Bank

  • Maintain ‘Buy’ raises target price to Rs 34,500 from Rs 34,000
  • Volume growth momentum should continue in FY19
  • Forecast RE volume CAGR (FY18-20 at 15 percent which should drive EPS CAGR of 23 percent)
  • Management highlighted that volume growth had started to again pick up in the larger markets

CLSA on Arvind

  • Maintain ‘Buy’, raises target price to Rs 557 from Rs 524
  • Focus shifts to proposed demerger post strong beat led by the B&R business
  • B&R cashflows addressed investor concerns on Arvind’s ability to fund its own growth
  • Profitability of B&R at an inflexion point while strong capacity expansion ahead for Textiles

Deutsche Bank on Federal Bank

  • Maintain ‘Buy’ cuts target price to Rs 120 from Rs 130
  • Cleaning up impacts earnings but core trends are also a shade weaker
  • Operating metrics were also weak leading to weak NII growth

Credit Suisse on Persistent Systems

  • Maintain ‘Outperform’ with target price of Rs 960
  • Growth and margin expansion story intact; valuations attractive
  • Management indicates Q4 revenue miss in IBM alliance unit was not structural
  • Better momentum in services, ample scope for growth in digital

Nomura on Lupin

  • Maintain ‘Buy’ with target price of Rs 1,078
  • Japan Enbrel biosimilar filing is a positive
  • Estimate global sales of $8.3 billion at the manufacturer level
  • Would use any falls from here as an opportunity to accumulate

Deutsche Bank on ABB India

  • Maintain ‘Hold’ cuts target price to Rs 1,210 from Rs 1,230
  • Risk of slippage to single digit growth
  • Stock trades at a high valuation despite weak growth prospects
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