Stocks To Watch: Adani Ports, Allahabad Bank, Hindustan Aeronautics, ICRA, PNB
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Stocks To Watch: Adani Ports, Allahabad Bank, Hindustan Aeronautics, ICRA, PNB

Asian stocks opened mixed on Friday after technology shares propelled U.S. benchmarks to fresh record highs.

Japan opened to modest gains, Australian shares were little changed and South Korean ones slid in early trading. The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, rose 0.12 percent to 12,209 as of 6:45 a.m.

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Here are the stocks to watch in today’s trade.

  • CARE Ratings, ICRA: The market regulator imposed a Rs 25 lakh-penalty for their failure to exercise skill, care and due diligence in rating the non-convertible debentures of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd. and its non-bank lending unit. “Brazen failure” of the credit rating agencies clearly defeated the objective of investor protection and orderly development of securities market, the Securities and Exchange Board of India said in an order. It concluded that CARE and ICRA violated the provisions of SEBI Act, 1992, and the its code of conduct.
  • HG Infra Engineering was declared L-1 Bidder for HAM Project in Haryana for worth Rs 372.1 crore.
  • Adani Ports & SEZ: Life Insurance Corporation of India increased stake in the company to 11.82 percent from 9.82 percent between Dec. 8-23.
  • Allahabad Bank: Receives fresh capital of Rs 2,153 crore from the government.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics: CARE Ratings downgraded long-term banking facilities worth Rs 7,300 crore to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’ with outlook unchanged at ‘Stable’.
  • Sical Logistics said that the company would default on payment of non-convertible debentures interest worth Rs 5.5 crore falling due on Dec. 27, due to a cash flow mismatch.
  • Punjab National Bank allotted bonds worth Rs 1,500 crore on a private placement basis.
  • Future Consumer said 91.9 percent promoters stake is encumbered. Promoters have a 46.29 percent stake in the company.
  • GPT Infraprojects: CARE Ratings downgraded long-term banking facilities worth Rs 554.21 crore to ‘BBB-’ from ‘BBB’ with outlook unchanged at ‘Stable’.
  • Simplex Infra defaulted on payment of NCDs interest worth Rs 4.85 crore which was due to Dec. 26, due short-term temporary liquidity crisis, according to Bloomberg report.
  • IFGL Refractories: Sikandar Yadav to resign as chief financial officer with effect from Jan. 14.

Also read: Banking Sector Net NPA May Improve To 3.2% By March-End, ICRA Says

Pledge Share Details

  • Patel Engineering promoters created pledge of 20 crore shares from Dec. 19-20.
  • Wockhardt promoter Themisto Trustee created pledge of 72 lakh shares on Dec. 23.
  • Sical Logistics promoter Tanglin Retail Reality invoked pledge of 43,000 shares from Dec. 19-20.

Trading Tweaks

  • Dishman Carbogen Amcis, Mercator, Monnet Ispat & Energy, Oil Country Tubular, Rama Steel Tubes to move into short term ASM Framework.
  • Arvind Fashions, BGR Energy Systems, Viji Finance to move out of short term ASM Framework.
  • Oil Country Tubular, Monnet Ispat & Energy, Igarashi Motors, Birla Precision Technologies price band revised to 10 percent.

Who’s Meeting Whom

  • Eris Lifesciences to meet Antique Stock Broking on Dec. 27.
  • Torrent Power to meet Franklin Templeton Investment and Tata MF on Dec. 27.
  • Allcargo Logistics to meet Philip Capital and BoB Capital Markets from Dec. 27-30.
  • Mahindra Logistics to meet Templeton AMC on Dec. 30.

Insider Trading

  • KRBL promoters acquired 48,000 shares on Dec. 24.
  • Filatex India promoter Anu Bhageria acquired 1 lakh shares on Dec. 23.
  • Music Broadcast promoter Jagran Prakashan acquired 45,000 shares from Dec. 23-24.

Money Market Update

  • The rupee closed at At 71.31/$ versus 71.27/$ on Tuesday.

Also read: RBI Announces Second Round Of Operation Twist

F&O Cues

Index Futures

  • Nifty Jan futures closed at 12,195.7, premium of 69 points.
  • Nifty futures open interest across series up 9 percent, adds 13.8 lakh shares in open interest.
  • Nifty Bank Jan futures closed at 32,186, premium of 188 points.
  • Nifty Bank futures open interest across series down 11 percent, sheds 2 lakh shares in open interest.
  • Rollovers –Nifty 70 percent, Nifty Bank 78 percent.


  • Nifty PCR at 1.30 Vs 1.47 (across all series).

Nifty Monthly Expiry: Jan. 2

  • Max open interest on call side at 12,200 (15 lakh shares).
  • Max open interest on put side at 12,000 (11.7 lakh shares).
  • open interest addition seen at 12,220C (+12.2 lakh shares), 12,300C (+6.5 lakh shares), 12,000P (4.5 lakh shares).

Nifty Monthly Expiry: Jan. 30

  • Max open interest on call side at 12,200 (16.5 lakh shares).
  • Max open interest on put side at 12,000 (26.7 lakh shares).
Stocks To Watch: Adani Ports, Allahabad Bank, Hindustan Aeronautics, ICRA, PNB

Brokerage Radar

Edelweiss on Metals

  • Domestic prices breach import parity level.
  • Still see concerns emanating from potentially higher imports.
  • Continue to prefer JSPL in the ferrous space owing to its reliance on longs.
  • Maintained ‘Hold’ on Tata Steel & JSW Steel and ‘Reduce’ on SAIL.

Edelweiss on Banks

  • Banks: Asset quality turning around; corporate banks better placed.
  • NBFCs: Risk perception continues to dampen confidence.
  • HFCs: Liquidity stress spilled over reflected in slower growth & softer profitability.
  • Within product segments, we recommend caution on the real estate segment.

Motilal Oswal on UltraTech Cement

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 5,050.
  • Demand has been weak; expect recovery from the fourth quarter of the current financial year.
  • Prices lower in the South/East; the North/Central-India relatively better.
  • Limited new capacity additions on the anvil.

Emkay on Dixon Tech

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; hiked price target to Rs 4475 from Rs 3,605.
  • Mgmt. remains upbeat on sustaining volume growth in consumer electronics.
  • Washing machine sales growth to rebound in 2020-21 after slow FY20.
  • Opportunity of exports in lighting business, which is expected begin from April 2020, can be significant.
  • Believe automation and cost optimization will drive margins further.
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