All You Need To Know Going Into Trade On June 13
Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday following a lackluster session in the U.S. as investors turned their attention to the major central bank meetings this week after shrugging off Tuesday’s North Korea summit.
The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, traded 0.2 percent lower at 10,827 as of 7:05 a.m.
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Here’s a quick look at all that could influence equities today.
U.S. Market Check
- U.S. stock indexes finished higher in listless trading Tuesday as investors put the U.S.-North Korea meeting in the rear-view and looked forward to this week’s big central bank decisions.
- The yield on 10-year Treasuries held around 2.96 percent.
Europe Market Check
- European shares declined after few specifics emerged from a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
- The U.S.-North Korean summit and last weekend’s rancorous G-7 meeting have yielded the spotlight to central banks, with a seemingly certain Federal Reserve rate increase on Wednesday, plus the prospect of a hawkish European Central Bank tilt on Thursday.
- Japan’s Topix index rose 0.4 percent.
- Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost 0.3 percent.
- Hang Seng Index futures declined 0.4 percent.
- S&P 500 futures rose 0.2 percent.
- West Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.6 percent to $65.95 a barrel after gaining for two days.
- Brent crude traded 0.4 percent lower at $75.59 per barrel.
- Gold was little changed at $1,295.36 an ounce.
- Aluminium ended a little changed at $2,308 per metric tonne.
Fuel Price Update
- Petrol and diesel prices were unchanged today. Petrol costs Rs 84.26 in Mumbai and diesel costs Rs 72.24, according to the data available on Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.’s website.
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- Asian central bankers are getting relief from an old foe: food prices.
- Chinese serial entrepreneur Lei Jun has been compared with Steve Jobs. Now it’s the turn of his company.
Here are some key events coming up this week:
- The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday as the U.S. economy remains solid.
- The European Central Bank rates decision comes Thursday with a briefing from President Mario Draghi.
- The Bank of Japan June monetary policy decision and news conference is Friday.
- FIFA expects more than 3 billion viewers for the World Cup that begins this week in Russia.
Stocks To Watch
- Sun Pharma receives Establishment Inspection Report from U.S. FDA for Halol facility. (Here’s what it means)
- Tata Consultancy Services’s board to consider buyback proposal at June 15 meeting.
- Page Industries says license pact with Jockey extended until December 2040.
- Premier resumes operations at Pune plant following workers’ unrest.
- Alok Industries says NCLT asks resolution professional to present resolution plan to lenders.
- Bharat Forge acquires 35.26 percent stake in U.K.’s Tevva Motors for £10 million.
- Nitin Spinners says committee to meet on June 15 to approve issue price for preferential allotment.
- Adani Wilmar identified as highest bidders for Ruchi Soya.
- Federal Bank agrees to acquire 19.98 percent in Equirus Capital.
- Yes Bank reappointed Rana Kapoor CEO for further period of three years effective Sept. 1.
- PNB board meeting on June 15 to consider proposal for issuance of upto 10 crore equity shares to its employee under ESOPs.
Top Gainers And Losers
- Pincon Lifestyle and Kapil Raj Finance shifted out of ASM.
- Usha Martin circuit filter revised to 10 percent.
- Caplin Point Laboratories circuit filter revised to 5 percent.
- L.G. Balakrishnan & Bros. Ltd. last trading day before ex-bonus.
Who’s Meeting Whom Today
- PI Industries to meet ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund on June 13.
- Advanced Enzymes to meet Baron Funds, Dalton Investments and other investors from June 13 – 15.
- Eris Lifesciences to meet Baring Private Equity Partners on June 13.
- Centrum Capital promoter BG Advisory Services LLP acquired 10,000 shares on June 8.
- Panama Petrochem promoter acquired 24,624 shares from June 7 – 11.
- Nandan denim promoter Vedprakash Chiripal acquired 50,000 shares on June 7.
- Intellect design arena promoter Polaris Banyan Holding acquired 1 lakh shares from June 8 – 11.
- May CPI at 4.87 percent versus 4.58 percent (MoM); Est 4.90 percent.
- April IIP at 4.9 percent versus 4.4 percent (MoM); Est 5.70 percent.
Money Market Check
- Rupee closed at 67.49/$ on Tuesday versus 67.43/$ on Monday.
- Uttam Galva Steels: Asia Investment Corporation (Mauritius) Ltd sold 10 lakh shares or 0.7 percent equity at Rs 11.45 each.
KSK Energy Ventures
- Mentor Capital bought 30 lakh shares or 0.7 percent equity at Rs 2.48 each.
- Oriental Bank of Commerce sold 23.23 lakh shares or 0.5 percent equity at Rs 2.38 each.
- Societe Generale sold 52.35 lakh shares or 1.2 percent equity at Rs 2.46 each.
- Nifty June Futures closed trading at 10,839 discount of 3.7 points versus 1 points.
- June series-Nifty open interest up 2 percent & Bank Nifty open interest up 3.3 percent.
- India VIX ended 12.7, down 3.4 percent.
- Max open interest for June series at 11,000 Call, open interest at 38.3 lakh, open interest down 3 percent.
- Max open interest for June series at 10600 Put, open interest at 50.6 lakh, open interest up 2 percent.
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- Out of ban: None
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- Nifty PCR at 1.59 versus 1.53
- Nifty Bank PCR at 1.00 versus 0.89
Macquarie on KEC International
- Initiated ‘Outperform’ and a price target of Rs 454.
- Play on railway electrification opportunity in India.
- Power T&D to witness stable growth.
- RoE of +20 percent to sustain; Leverage to come down further.
- Expect revenue and net profit to compound at 13 percent and 21 percent over the fiscal 2018-2021.
- Multiple catalysts in place, deserves premium.
IDFC Securities on Sun Pharma
- Maintained ‘Outperform’ with a price target of Rs 574.
- Receipt of Halol EIR is major positive development for Sun’s U.S. business.
- EIR underlines that the phase of FDA compliance related challenges is largely behind.
- Growth trajectory of speciality portfolio will remain key monitorable.
- Sun is clearly best placed amongst large domestic peers.
Morgan Stanley on Sun Pharma
- Maintained ‘Underweight’ with a price target of Rs 448.
- Halol clearance on expected lines.
- New ANDA approvals held back for last three years should commence.
- Sun should be able to gradually increase sales for the current portfolio.
Citi on Maruti
- Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 10, 700.
- Agree with management assessment of double-digit volume growth for 2018-19.
- Share gains in PV cars have more than offset the slippage in UVs.
- Well balanced growth, in both rural and urban with strong dealer network.
Citi on Reliance Industries
- Maintained ‘Buy’; raised price target to Rs 1,180 from Rs 1, 150.
- Period of consolidation YTD provides an attractive entry point.
- Higher crude has improved economics of petcoke gasification to benefit.
- Next telco event to watch out is FTTH & enterprise launch.
- Top large-cap pick in Indian oil & gas space.
Goldman Sachs on IT Sector
- Reduce EPS estimates for HCL Tech given challenges in IMS.
- Maintain Buy on Tech Mahindra, Mphasis and Infosys; Sell on Wipro.
- 5G remains a key structural growth opportunity yet to be priced in for Tech Mahindra.
- Infosys is trading at a sharp discount to TCS, despite having similar growth profile.
- Positive stance on Mphasis reflects strong deal momentum in direct channel.
- Weak execution, client losses and challenges in healthcare not in valuation.
Nomura on NTPC
- Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 200.
- Plant load factor of thermal capacity was 73.7 percent in May-2018, down 170 basis point on a monthly basis and 120 basis points on a yearly basis.
- PLF dragged lower largely due to accident-triggered outage and planned outages.
- 15.7GW capacity across eight plants had less than a week’s coal inventory in May.
HSBC on ICICI Lombard
- Maintained ‘Reduce’ with a price target of Rs 620.
- Multi-year policies could result in reserving risks.
- Impact of hike in compensation limits likely to be muted.
- Biggest upside risk is passage of Motor Vehicles bill.
IDFC Securities on Hikal
- Hybrid business model provides competitive advantage.
- Pharma: healthy volumes drive growth.
- Agrochemicals - new product launches to drive growth.
- Management expects margins to improve and FCF to turn positive.
Morgan Stanley on TCS
- Maintained ‘Overweight’; raised price target to Rs 2,010 from Rs 1,825.
- Positives: strong global growth, US economy doing well, digital adoption and rupee depreciating.
- Expect margins can move toward 26-28 percent.
- Raised EPS estimates by 4-5 percent to factor gains from rupee depreciation.
- Valuation should reflect superior profile.