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Stocks To Watch: HCL Tech, Gayatri Projects, TCS, IndusInd Bank

Stocks in Asia extended recent gains from a nine-month low, and followed U.S. shares higher, amid optimism the upcoming earnings season will be sufficiently robust to overshadow a rise in trade tensions.

Equities in Japan, South Korea and Australia rose after the S&P 500 Index climbed for a third day toward the upper end of its trading range.

The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, traded 0.4 percent higher at 10,908 as of 7:10 a.m.

Here Are The Stocks To Watch Out For In Today’s Trade

  • HCL Tech to consider share buyback on July 12.
  • GSFC says it expects to get Rs 693 crore subsidy from the Fertiliser Department.
  • SRF plans to set up a BOPET manufacturing line and resin plant in Thailand for $60 million.
  • Gayatri Projects declared lowest bidder for two packages of Purvanchal Expressway project worth Rs 2,759 crore.
  • PNC Infratech declared lowest bidder for two packages of Purvanchal Expressway project worth Rs 2,520 crore.
  • Sadbhav Infra said its first quarter toll revenue up 13.9 percent to Rs 275 crore.
  • Bajaj Hindusthan to seek shareholders’ nod for sale of Lalitpur Power Generation to Bajaj Energy, a related party for Rs 1.097.53 crore.
  • IVRCL appoints liquidator as NCLT orders start of liquidation process for subsidiary Hindustan Dorr Oliver.
  • Rajshree Sugars says lenders declare the loan account of the company as NPA.
  • Astral Polytechnik to acquire 51 percent stake in Rex Polyextrusion for Rs 75.22 crore.
  • Shree Renuka said its Brazil unit’s lenders approved new recovery plan.
  • PPAP Automotive started production at its Gujarat plant.

Earnings To Watch

  • TCS
  • Indusind Bank
  • Prakash Industries

Earnings Reactions To Watch

Dish TV India (Q1, YoY)

  • Revenue at Rs 1,656 crore
  • Net profit at Rs 28 crore
  • Ebitda at Rs 557.5 crore
  • Margins at 33.7 percent
  • Videocon D2H merged with Dish TV on March 22, thus Q results are not comparable.

Uttam Galva Steels (Q1, YoY)

  • Revenue down 90 percent at Rs 92 crore.
  • Net loss of Rs 366 crore versus net loss of Rs 192.5 crore.
  • Ebitda down 29 percent at Rs 6 crore.
  • Margins at 6.5 percent versus 0.9 percent.

Data To Watch

  • 10:30am: India car sales data for month of June

Bulk Deals

Century Enka

  • Aequitas Investment Consultancy bought 3.16 lakh shares or 1.4 percent equity at Rs 230.05 each.
  • Camden Industries sold 6 lakh shares or 2.7 percent equity at Rs 230.02 each.
  • Promoter Cygnet Industries sold 3.06 lakh shares or 1.4 percent equity at Rs 231.86 each.

Manappuram Finance

  • Quinag Acquisition (FPI) Ltd bought 2.6 crore shares or 3.1 percent equity at Rs 105 each.
  • WF Asian Reconnaissance Fund Limited sold 2.69 crore shares or 3.2 percent equity at Rs 105 each.

JBF Industries: IFCI Ltd sold 4.60 lakh shares or 0.6 percent equity at Rs 39.86 each.

Corporate Actions

  • Talwalkars Better Value Fitness Ltd move out of ASM framework.
  • Jagran Prakashan buyback period from July 10 to 23.
  • City union Bank Limited ex-date for 1:1 bonus.
  • Solara Active Pharma Sciences Ltd last trading day before shifting to B group.
  • Minda Industries Limited last trading day before ex-date for 2:1 bonus.

Who’s Meeting Whom

  • All Cargo Logistics to meet Jeetey Investments Pvt and Ambit Capital on July 10.
  • MIRC Electronics to meet Reliance PMS and other investors on July 10.
  • Magma Fincorp to meet Ramesh Damani Finance, Credit Suisse and other investors on July 10.

Insider Trades

  • Omaxe Ltd promoter Nakul Goel sold 2.50 lakh shares from July 4–5.
  • Man Infra promoter Vatsal Shah acquired 69,000 shares on July 6.

Rupee

  • Rupee closed at 68.72/$ on Monday from 68.88/$ on Friday.

Trading Tweaks

  • Talwalkars Better Value Fitness moves out of ASM framework.
  • Jagran Prakashan’s buyback period from July 10 to 23.
  • City Union Bank ex-date for 1:1 bonus.
  • Solara Active Pharma Sciences’ last trading day before shifting to B group.
  • Minda Industries’ last trading day before ex-date for 2:1 bonus.

F&O Cues

  • Nifty July Futures closed trading at 10,859.8, premium of 6.9 points versus 5.8 points.
  • July series: Nifty open interest up 5 percent and Bank Nifty open interest up 10 percent.
  • India VIX ended at 12.3, down 0.4 percent.
  • Max open interest for July series at 11,000 Call (open interest at 37.3 lakh, up 6 percent).
  • Max open interest for July series at 10,600 Put (open interest at 52.3 lakh, up 2 percent).

F&O Ban

In ban: IDBI Bank

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

Active Stock Futures

Put-Call Ratio

  • Nifty PCR at 1.52 versus 1.51
  • Nifty Bank PCR at 1.19 versus 0.99

Brokerage Radar

Credit Suisse on Reliance Industries

  • Initiated ‘Outperform’ with a price target of Rs 1,180.
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm may be worth $10.4 billion.
  • Jio’s revenue can double in three years and contribute 10-40 percent of operating income by March 2025.
  • New refining and petrochemical projects will drive over 20 percent earnings per share growth in 2018-19.
  • Current softness in gross refining margins may subside in medium term.
  • Petcoke gasification can add $2.4 per barrel to refining margin.

Macquarie on Indian Refiners

  • IMO 2020 sulfur regulations a game-changer for oil industry.
  • Expect middle distillate cracks doubling to $30 per barrel in 2020.
  • Substantial demand from shipping industry to double the cracks.
  • RIL: Upgrade to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Underperform’; hiked price target to Rs 1,240 from Rs 830.
  • HPCL: Maintain ‘Outperform’; hiked price target to Rs 570 from Rs 500.
  • BPCL: Maintain ‘Outperform’; hiked price target to Rs 555 from Rs 490.
  • IOCL: Maintain ‘Outperform’ with a price target of Rs 270.

JP Morgan on DLF

  • Maintained ‘Overweight’ with a price target of Rs 280.
  • Near term investment thesis is predicated on pick up in residential sales.
  • Monetisation for Phase 5 developments unsold inventory to be faster.
  • Move towards completed accounting to aid net profits materially over the current and the next financial.

Morgan Stanley on HDFC Bank

  • Maintained ‘Overweight’ with a price target of Rs 2,570.
  • Initial updates is net positive.
  • Updates highlight accelerating loan growth.
  • Expect CASA ratio to improve in coming quarters.

BoA-ML on Dish TV

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 90.
  • Strong results with revenue and operating income beating estimates after 3-4 quarters.
  • Company well placed to deliver strong margins led by synergy benefits.
  • Find valuations cheap in-context of growth.

Goldman Sachs on Dish TV

  • Maintained ‘Neutral’ with a price target of Rs 76.
  • Surprised by the magnitude of ARPU uptick; await more details.
  • Despite strong ARPU, remain uncertain on sustainability of such ARPU.
  • Availability of cheap data and launch of JioGigaFiber to put pressure on industry.

Goldman Sachs on Colgate

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 1,452.
  • Lower prices indicate management's increased focus on re-gaining market share.
  • Believe new products in natural segment will arrest its market share declines.
  • Expect volume growth and market share performance to improve over the current financial year.

Kotak Securities on Oberoi Realty

  • Upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Reduce’; hiked price target to Rs 560 from Rs 535.
  • Expect more promising 2018-19 on account of Thane launch and cash generation from Three Sixty West.
  • Improving pace of execution and sales at Mulund will further bolster investor sentiment.
  • Expect under-leveraged balance sheet to allow Oberoi secure new development prospects.

Deutsche Bank on Petronet LNG

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 310.
  • Remain confident that there exists limited threat of competition for Dahej terminal.
  • Regas margins at Dahej lowest due to lower capex costs.
  • Expect demand growth from industrial sector, as industrial recovery picks up pace.
  • Higher incremental LNG demand in FY19 to ensure high utilisation rate for Dahej terminal.

HSBC on Equitas and Ujjivan

  • Risk/reward remains intact despite some encouraging signs.
  • Continued focus on bank transition and loan book diversification to weigh on earnings.
  • Ujjivan: Upgraded to ‘Hold’ from ‘Reduce’; hiked price target to Rs 370 from Rs 329.
  • 2018-19 a crucial transition year from both asset diversification and liabilities base building perspective.
  • Equitas: Maintained ‘Buy’; cut price target to Rs 152 from Rs 159.
  • Equitas is positioned to accelerate its balance sheet growth from here on.