All You Need To Know Going Into Trade On August 4
Asian stocks were off to a cautious start Wednesday as China's clampdown on its technology giants and the spread of the delta Covid-19 strain subdue sentiment.
Benchmarks edged lower in Japan, were SoftBank Group Corp. declined after a potential block of its $40 billion sale of Arm Ltd. to chip company Nvidia Corp. Equities were modestly higher in Australia and South Korea. U.S. equity contracts dipped. Overnight, corporate earnings took the S&P 500 to another record close.
The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of India's Nifty 50 Index’s performance, rose 0.25% at 16,205 as of 7:05 a.m.
Chinese stocks listed in the U.S. slid amid fears online gaming may be the next industry in the firing line of Beijing’s sweeping regulatory crackdown on technology giants. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s revenue missed estimates for the first time in over two years, a sign the clampdown is taking a toll.
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield held its retreat and oil dipped toward $70 a barrel. The delta strain is exacerbating concerns that the rebound from the pandemic is losing steam. A drop in New Zealand’s jobless rate strengthened rate-hike bets, bolstering its currency but weighing on the 10-year bond.
Data to Watch
10:30am: Markit India PMI Services for July, prior 41.2
10:30am: Markit India PMI Composite for July, prior 43.1
Earnings Post Market Hours
Bharti Airtel Q1FY22 (Consolidated, QoQ)
Revenues up 4.3% at Rs 26,853.6 crore Vs Rs 25,747.3 crore (Bloomberg estimate: Rs 26,247 crore)
Net profit down 62.7% at Rs 283.5 crore Vs Rs 759.2 crore (Bloomberg estimate: Rs 604.3 crore)
Ebitda up 4.8% at Rs 13,189 crore Vs Rs 12,583 crore (Bloomberg estimate: Rs 12,676 crore)
Margins at 49.1% Vs 48.9% (Bloomberg estimate: 48.3%)
Appointed Nisaba Godrej as an Additional Director of the company
Tata Consumer Products Q1FY22 (Consolidated, QoQ)
Revenue down 0.9% at Rs 3,008.46 crore Vs Rs 3,037.22 crore (Bloomberg estimate: Rs 3,093.4 crore)
Net profit up 243.5% at Rs 185.15 crore Vs Rs 53.90 crore (Bloomberg estimate: Rs 205.9 crore)
Ebitda up 33.1% at Rs 399.49 crore Vs Rs 300.2 crore (Bloomberg estimate: Rs 380.3 crore)
Margin at 13.3% Vs 9.9% (Bloomberg estimate: 12.3%)
Adani Enterprises Q1FY22 (Consolidated, QoQ)
Revenue down 7% at Rs 12,578.77 crore Vs Rs 13,525.07 crore
Net profit up 16% at Rs 271.46 crore Vs Rs 233.95 crore
Ebitda down 12% at Rs 796.44 crore Vs Rs 903.99 crore
Margin at 6.3% Vs 6.7%
Construction at AdaniConneX’s Chennai facility started
Solar Manufacturing volume increased by 247% to 271 MW
Mining Services production increased by 114% to 4.7 MMT
Integrated Resources Management volume increased by 138% to 17.6 MMT
Airports Passenger volumes stood at 3.5 million
Air Traffic Movements stood at 44,614
Cargo stood at 1,62,858 MT
Kalpataru Power Transmission Q1FY22 (Consolidated, QoQ)
Revenue down 22% at Rs 3,204 crore Vs Rs 4,086 crore
Net profit down 54% at Rs 80 crore Vs Rs 174 crore
Ebitda down 33% at Rs 306 crore Vs Rs 455 crore
Margins at 9.6% Vs 11.1%
Order book at Rs 29,313 crore
Order Inflows of Rs 5,524 crores till date in FY22 driven by T&D, B&F, Urban Infra and Water business
Stocks To Watch
Godrej Properties: Is seeing strong revival in housing sales after the second wave of the pandemic impacted first-quarter results, Executive Chairman Pirojshah Godrej said. Revival in sales post first quarter and large number of planned project launches will help the company to record higher sales growth in the current financial year, compared to last year, Godrej said. The company is also seeking to invest in large land deals in the near future after raising capital earlier this year. It plans to use a significant amount of this capital for expanding its presence in Mumbai.
Tata Steel: Global rating agency S&P has upgraded the company’s long-term rating to BB from BB-; outlook remains stable. S&P expects Tata Steel’s debt levels to decline materially over the next two years on the company’s commitment to deleverage, supported by strong operating cash flows. It expects Tata Steel’s adjusted debt to decline by more than 30% by March 2023 from its March 2021 level.
GR Infraprojects: Received Letter of Acceptance from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation for construction of 5 metro stations, elevated structures, road widening and allied works. The contract price is Rs 365 crore. The project is expected to be completed in 21 months from signing of contract agreement.
Natco Pharma: Transferred the Lenalidomide Capsules ANDA to Arrow International Limited as per an earlier agreement between the parties. Arrow International is the marketing partner of Natco for this product in the U.S. market. The ANDA was approved by U.S. FDA in May 2021.
Tata Consultancy Services: Rich Products has selected the company for intelligent supply chain modernisation to improve operations and agility. TCS will help the global food company harness cloud-based AI and ML platform to enhance integrated planning and agility in meeting changing customer demands.
Linde India: Signed a Business Transfer Agreement with HPS Gases Ltd., Vadodara to acquire its entire packaged gases business along with certain distribution assets with effect from November 1, for an aggregate cash consideration of Rs 27.5 crore.
Balaji Amines: To set up a new plant to manufacture Acetonitrile. The plant will cost company approximately Rs 80 crore and will be set up in 12 to 18 months. This will also increase the company’s capacity by 16,500 TPA from 9,000 TPA.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories: Re-launched Naproxen Sodium Tablets USP, 220 mg, the store-brand equivalent of Aleve, in the U.S. market, as approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Naproxen Sodium Tablets is an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used as a pain reliever and fever reducer.
Canara Bank: To raise up to Rs 2,500 crore through QIP/Rights Issue/any other approved means during the financial year 2021-22. The bank will also appropriate accumulated losses of Rs 18,495.30 crore from Share Premium Account.
Oswal Leasing: To consider right issue on August 12.
Birla Corporation: The Board of Directors of RCCPL, a wholly owned subsidiary, has approved revision in the capital expenditure from Rs 2,450 crore to Rs 2,744 crore for setting up of a 3.90 million tons Greenfield Integrated Cement Plant at Mukutban (Maharashtra) with 40 MW Captive Power Plant and 10.60 MW Waste Heat Recovery System, on account of the revision in project commencement schedule and other factors including increase in commodity prices. The board has also approved restructuring of the scope of second phase expansion of existing capacity of grinding cement plant at Kundanganj (Uttar Pradesh). Expansion in capacity as per the revised scope stands at 0.7 million tons. The project cost stands reduced to Rs 154 crore.
Earnings: SBI, Titan Company, HPCL, Adani Green Energy, Adani Total Gas, Godrej Consumer Products, Tata Communications, PNB Housing Finance, Blue Star, Apollo Tyres, Cholamandalam Financial Holdings, Borosil Renewables, Bosch, Sonata Software, Butterfly Gandhimathi Appliances, Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals, Solara Active Pharma Sciences, Gabriel India, Greenply Industries, HG Infra Engineering, Sumitomo Chemical India, HT Media, Nava Bharat Ventures, Mayur Uniquoters, Bharat Bijlee, Oriental Carbon & Chemicals, PDS Multinational Fashions, Cosmo Film, Srikalahasthi Pipes, Subros, Tasty Bite Eatables, Tata Steel Bsl, The Investment Trust of India, Thomas Cook (India), Vardhman Special Steels
Pledge Share Details
Apollo Tyres: Promoter Sunrays Properties and Investments Company revoked pledge of 16.30 lakh shares on July 30.
As reported on August 3.
Ugro Capital: Abakkus Growth Fund 1 sold 10.42 lakh shares (1.48%) at Rs 119.02 per share. GKK Capital Markets bought 5 lakh shares (0.71%) at Rs 119 per share.
Devyani International IPO at Rs 86-90/share, offer opens Aug. 4, closes Aug. 6
Windlas Biotech IPO at Rs 448-460/share, Offer opens Aug. 4, closes Aug. 6
Raises Rs 120 crore from anchor investors in IPO
Exxaro Tiles IPO at Rs 118-120/shares, offer to open Aug. 4, close Aug. 6
Allots 1.97 million shares to anchor investors at Rs 120 each
Krsnaa Diagnostics IPO at Rs 933-954/share, offer open Aug. 4, close Aug. 6
Cartrade Tech sets price range at Rs1,585-1,618/share for $403 million IPO, offer open Aug. 9-11
Novoco Vistas’ Rs 5,000 crore IPO to open Aug. 9, close Aug. 11
Who’s Meeting Whom
Supreme Industries: To meet Nikko Asset Management on August 4 and UBS Asset Management on August 5.
Welspun India: To meet Batlivala & Karani Securities India on August 4.
Garware Hi-Tech Films: To meet Motilal Oswal Financial Services on August 4.
Mahindra Logistics: To meet Wellington Management on August 5.
CRISIL: To meet Skerryvore Asset Management, Edinburgh on August 6.
Ex-Date AGM: VIP Industries
Ex-Date Dividend: Bata India, ESAB India, Minda Industries
Ex-Date Final Dividend: Clariant Chemicals, Cummins India, Godrej Agrovet, Goodyear India, Greenlam Industries, Kirloskar Oil Engines, MRF, Tube Investments of India
Ex-Date Special Dividend: MRF, Goodyear India
Ex-Date Income Distribution: Embassy Office Parks REIT, India Grid Trust
Record Date Interim Dividend: United Drilling Tool, CRISIL, Godawari Power & Ispat
Record Final Dividend: Matrimony.com, Godawari Power & Ispat
Price Band Revised From 10% To 5%: Nitin Spinners
Price Band Revised From 20% To 10%: Hindustan Oil Exploration Company
Move Into Short-Term ASM Framework: The Investment Trust of India, Seamec, Stylam Industries
Move Into ASM Framework: Carborundum Universal, Renaissance Global, ADF Foods, Tata Steel BSL
Money Market Update
Indian rupee bond traders are awaiting the sale of Rs 17,000 crore of treasury bills at a weekly auction. The Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee’s bi-monthly monetary policy review begins today.
10-year yields little changed at 6.2% on Tuesday
USD/INR little changed at 74.2825 on Tuesday
Implied opening from forwards suggest spot may start trading around 74.27
Global funds buy net Rs 2,120 crore of India stocks Tuesday: NSE
They sold Rs 502 crore of sovereign bonds under limits available to foreign investors, and withdrew Rs 82 crore of corporate debt
State-run banks bought Rs 850 crore of sovereign bonds on Aug. 3: CCIL data. Foreign banks bought Rs 312 crore of bonds
Nifty August futures ended at 16,150, a premium of 19.25 points.
Nifty August futures added 11.30%, and 23,616 shares in Open Interest.
Nifty Bank August futures ended at 35,291, a premium of 83.44 points.
Nifty Bank August futures shed 16.54%, and 13.957 shares in Open Interest.
Securities that continue to be in the ban list: Sun TV.