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Stocks To Watch: Videocon, Hatsun Agro, Lemon Tree Hotels, Sadbhav Infrastructure

Summary
  • Lemon Tree Hotels signs agreement for 104 room property in Madhya Pradesh.
  • NCLT admits Videocon Industries under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
  • HCL Infosystems says deal with Apple India to distribute iPhone and other Apple products to end in Mar 2019.
  • Hatsun Agro rights issue to open on June 14. Issue price fixed at Rs 555 per share.

A global stocks rally extended its run in Asia Thursday on confidence the global economic expansion remains in tact and on hopes a full-blown trade war will be averted.

Equities in Japan, South Korea and Australia gained after the S&P 500 Index rose for a fourth consecutive day. The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, traded 0.4 percent higher at 10,736 as of 7:40 a.m.

Stocks To Watch In Thursday’s Trade

  • McLeod Russel to sell some tea estates of the company in Assam to Luxmi Tea Company for Rs 141 crore.
  • Lemon Tree Hotels signs agreement for 104 room property in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Sadbhav Infrastructure board approves raising of fund upto Rs 3,000 crore via issue of securities.
  • Bhansali Engineering Polymers resumes commercial production at plant in MP following fire incident.
  • C&C Constructions joint venture wins contract worth Rs 145 crore from Govt of Bihar.
  • Aksh Optifibre receives show cause notice from SEBI in relation to GDR issue.
  • NCLT admits Videocon Industries under insolvency and bankruptcy code.
  • HCL Infosystems says deal with Apple India to distribute iPhone and other Apple products to end in Mar 2019.
  • Majesco gets contract for cloudinsurer platform product.
  • Hatsun Agro rights issue to open on June 14. Issue price fixed at Rs 555 per share.
  • Goldstone Infratech launches first full electric feeder bus – “eBuzz K6”, to be exported to Nepal.
  • Dollar Industries receives approval from BSE to list 5.67 crore equity shares with effect from June 7.
  • Tata Steel: ThyssenKrupp union raises alarm over a multi-billion JV with TATA
  • Syndicate Bank: Approves raising up to Rs 5,000 crore via equity capital

Bulk Deals

  • Rushil Décor: Elara India Opportunities Fund bought 75,000 shares or 0.5 percent equity at Rs 625 each.

IEX

  • Societe Generale sold 1.65 lakh shares or 0.5 percent equity at Rs 1590 each.
  • Morgan Stanley (France) S.A.S. sold 1.58 lakh shares or 0.5 percent equity at Rs 1590 each.

Who’s Meeting Whom

  • Shriram City Union Finance to meet JM Financial on June 7.
  • Greaves cotton to meet Habrock Capital Mgmt on June 7.
  • City Union Bank to meet several fund houses including ICICI Prudential, Kotak, Sundaram Asset Mgmt etc on June 7.
  • Balrampur Chini Mills to meet Birla Sun Life, Kotak MF, UTI MF and Tata MF on June 7.
  • Speciality Restaurants to meet Paradice Investment Management on June 7.

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Trading Tweaks

  • Circuit Changes (5 to 20 percent): Mishra Dhatu Nigam, Phillips Carbon Black.
  • Circuit Changes (10 to 20 percent): DCW, Cimmco, TRF, Apollo Piples, Autoline Inds, Thangamayil Jewellery, Adlabs, FACT.
  • Hindustan Motors, Vimta Labs, Pioneer Distilleries, Indowind Energy, Mandahan Industries circuit filter revised to 10 percent from 5 percent.
  • Phillips Carbon Black, MIDHANI circuit filter revised to 20 percent from 5 percent.
  • Harrisons Malayalam, Cimmco, JMT Auto, Religare, Tree House, MT Educare circuit filter revised to 20 percent from 10 percent.
  • Action Construction Equipment and IVRCL placed under additional surveillance measure by BSE.
  • Lumax Auto Technologies ex date for stock split from Rs 10 to Rs 2.

Insider Trades

  • Chambal Fertilizers promoter acquired 27,028 shares on June 5.
  • Donear Industries promoters acquired 30,759 shares from Jun 4 – 5.
  • Century Plyboards promoters acquired 91,930 shares on June 5.
  • Action Construction promoter Mona Agarwal acquired 25,000 shares on June 5.
  • Career Point promoter Pramod Maheshwari acquired 11,445 shares on June 5.

(As reported on June 6)

Money Market Check

  • Rupee closed at 66.93/$ on Wednesday versus 67.15/$ on Tuesday.

F&O Cues

  • Nifty June Futures closed trading at 10,686.2 premium of 1.6 points versus 3.3 points
  • June series-Nifty open interest up 1 percent & Bank Nifty open interest up 2 percent
  • India VIX ended 12.5, down 5.7 percent
  • Max open interest for June series at 11,000 Call, open interest at 41.7 lakh, open interest down 9 percent
  • Max open interest for June series at 10600 Put, open interest at 40.4 lakh, open interest up 18 percent

F&O Ban

  • In ban: Dewan Housing, Balrampur Chini
  • New in ban: Balrampur Chini

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

Brokerage Radar

Deutsche Bank on Tata Power

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; raised price target to Rs 106 from Rs 100.
  • Strategy changed to asset-light growth from asset heavy growth phase.
  • Unlikely to acquire new thermal stressed projects.
  • Looking to increase share of renewables to 40-50 percent from less than 30 percent at present.
  • Will continue to monetize non-core assets.

Goldman Sachs on Hindalco Industries

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 290.
  • Focus on high-return, value-added products to cushion margins.
  • Adding downstream capacities to aid profitability, even in lower aluminium scenario.
  • Hindalco trading at discounts to global aluminium smelters/processors.
  • Concerns more than priced in, valuations compelling.

UBS on India Gas Utilities

  • Gas under GST will make the fuel more competitive and boost demand.
  • GAIL, GSPL and Petronet LNG to benefit from boost in gas demand.
  • Gas under GST means higher pricing power and stable gross margins for CGD.
  • Maintain Buy on GAIL and GSPL; Sell on Petronet LNG, MGL, IGL and GGL.

Brokerages on HUL

Credit Suisse

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; hiked price target to Rs 1,750 from Rs 1,675.
  • Digital and data analytics to add another long term competitive advantage.
  • Home care – from a slow growing category to the main growth driver.
  • Continues to invest for growth in core and new categories and trends.

Jefferies

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 1,680.
  • Leveraging data analytics and digital to build a moat and maintain lead over peers.
  • Focus on strengthening the core and driving premiumisation.
  • Valuations remain rich limiting absolute upside; Co. remains among best placed.
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