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Stocks To Watch: Coal India, Eicher, Godrej Properties, Tata Motors, Zee Entertainment

The global stocks rally continued in Asia Tuesday after U.S. shares advanced in wake of a rebound in American manufacturing.

Japanese shares rose alongside those in Australia and South Korea, while futures signaled gains in Hong Kong. The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, rose 0.1 percent to 11,745 as of 7:20 a.m.

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Stocks To Watch

  • Zee Entertainment: Two promoter entities together sold in 76.4 lakh shares of the company in the open market between Feb. 13 and March 29. The sale was reported to the exchanges on April 1. Cyquator Media Services Private Limited sold 53.1 lakh shares and Essel Corporate LLP sold in 23.2 lakh shares in open market as per the exchange notification. The sale accounts for 0.8 percent of total equity held by the company and 1.9 percent of the promoter holding.
  • Thyssenkrup and Tata ready to sell assets to get EU merger approval reported German paper Handelsblatt. Both companies have filed a list of assets they are ready to divest in which will enable to get approval for the planned European steel activity merger. The list includes part of car body sheet production unit, which includes Spanish Thyssen Unit Galmed. Companies are also ready to sell packaging steel asset, including plant in Belgium and U.K.
  • Eicher Motors: Vinod Dasari joins Royal Enfield as the CEO of Royal Enfield. Siddhartha Lal will continue to be the Managing Director of the company. Prior to joining Royal Enfield he was the CEO and MD of Ashok Leyland since 2011.
  • Coal India breaches 600 million tonnes mark for the first time in production and off-take for 2018-19. In March production up 9.6 percent at 79.2 million tonnes versus 72.3 million tonnes. Offtake up 7.8 percent at 59.6 million tonnes versus 55.3 million tonnes, on a year on basis.
  • Godrej Properties says it has achieved its highest ever bookings, after the company sold over 2,900 homes with a total area of 3.75 million square feet and booking value in excess of Rs 2,100 crore. The company also stated in its press release that this record performance was achieved through the launch of for new projects combined with strong sales from existing inventory.
  • Cipla’s U.S. arm signed a definitive agreement for investment of $22 million for asset co-development and licensing opportunity for Pulmazole drug with Pulmatrix. This agreement is contingent upon Pulmatrix raising additional funds from the market. Upon signing the definitive agreement, the co-development cost towards development and the total free cash flow in relation to commercialisation of Pulmazole will be further shared by both the parties in a phased manner.
  • Cyient: The company expects material decline in design led manufacturing revenue, as a large order delivery of $5 million has been delayed due to delay in regulatory clearances at customer end. For services segment, deferment of orders by key customers and marginal growth of 1 percent to 2 percent expected. Operating margin outlook for financial year 2019 remains the same.
  • Tata Steel: S&P re-affirms long term-rating at BB-, changes outlook to positive from stable. For Tata Steel UK it affirmed the rating at BB- and revised the outlook to positive, as the rating agency says that stable outlook for Indian steel prices is likely to keep the company’s earnings robust over the next 1 month.
  • Welspun Corp: A Rs 100 crore commercial tax order was set aside by tax authorities. The said order was made in respect of manufacturing unit of Gujarat’s manufacturing plant.
  • Mcleod Russel executes sale of estates, plants and assets in Bargang Tea Estate with Amgoorie India Limited. The agreement was for the sale was entered on Sept. 17 last year.
  • Goodricke Group says that it accepted the possession of Harchurah Tea Estates from Mcleod Russel. On Sept. 17, 2008 the deal was entered for sale of the assets.
  • Aurobindo Pharma clarified on the news of drug recall in U.S. stating that the current recall is an expansion of the recall initiated in December 2018, for which the company had provided clarifications to the exchanges on Jan. 28. The value of the product recall is not material.
  • Bajaj Healthcare: Board fixes April 8 as the record date for bonus share issue.
  • Dr Lal PathLabs: Board approves acquisition of Bawankar Pathology for Rs 5.2 crore.
  • Oriental Hotels concludes the sale transaction of Mysore land for Rs 19.3 crore.
  • Strides Pharma Sciences achieves closure to convert its 50:50 joint venture with Vivimed to 100 percent ownership. The company also stated that it had achieved financial closure both in India and Singapore.
  • PVR opens 2 multiplexes in Assam and Punjab.
  • Hindustan Copper clarifies on the news that the new auditor seeks report on allegations provided by predecessor as factually incorrect.
  • Tata Power arm hands over combat management system for the indigenous aircraft carrier to the Indian Navy
  • Karnataka Bank targets a business turnover of Rs 1,44,000 crore with a growth rate of 16 percent for financial year 2020 says Mahabaleshwara M S, Managing Director & CEO of the Bank.
  • NMDC says it has surpassed the 30 million tonne figure of production and sales for the third year consecutively. The company has produced 32.44MT and sales of 32.38MT during financial year 2019.
  • European Union clears IBM’s deal with HCL Technologies.
  • Reliance Industries received SEBI’s approval to set-up two infrastructure investment trust -Digital Fibre Infrastructure Trust and Tower Infrastructure Trust. The mentioned trust now owns 51 percent stake in Jio Digital Fibre Pvt. Ltd. and Reliance Jio Infratel Pvt. Ltd.
  • MOIL: Prices of ferro grade and chemical grade have been increased by 5 percent compared to last month, while prices of silico manganese grade and Fines remained unchanged. Price discount and bulk discounts on select grades of low grade manganese ore have been withdrawn. The price of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide (EMD) has been increased by Rs 5,000 PMT on the existing price prevailing since January 2019.

CARE Downgrades DHFL’s Credit Rating On Various Instruments

  • NCDs worth Rs 46,655 crore downgraded to CARE A from CARE AA-.
  • Subordinated debt worth Rs 2,205 crore downgraded to CARE A- from CARE A+.
  • Perpetual debt worth Rs 1,300 crore downgraded to CARE BBB+ from CARE A.
  • Non-convertible redeemable preference shares worth Rs 750 crore downgraded to CARE A- from CARE A+.
  • Fixed deposit programme worth Rs 20,000 crore downgraded to CARE A from CARE AA-.
  • Long term bank facilities worth Rs 42,714 crore downgraded to CARE A from CARE AA-.

Auto Sales

  • Tata Motors sales down 1 percent at 68,709 units versus 69,409 units. The company stated that the sales drop was due to weak consumer sentiments.
  • Hero MotoCorp sales down 26 percent at 581,279 units versus 730,473 units on a year on year basis. The company says the sales during the month of March have been lower due to conscious effort to bring down the inventory levels in the system.
  • TVS Motor sales down 0.4 percent at 325,345 units versus 326,667 units. Exports up 33 percent at 14,444 units vs 10,894 units.
  • Maruti Suzuki announced price hikes up to Rs 689 across various models on account of regulatory compliances with effect from April 1.

Catch all the Auto sales updates here.

Offerings

  • State-Run Rail Vikas Nigam IPO gets 18 percent demand on second day sale. Offer closes tomorrow.

Bulk Deals

Pokarna

  • Reliance MF acquired 11.9 lakh shares or 3.84 percent equity at Rs 180 each.
  • Ashish Kacholia sold 14.6 lakh shares or 4.72 percent equity at Rs 180 each.

Pledge Share Details

  • Future Enterprises promoter group Central Departmental Stores created at pledge of 62 lakh shares on March 28
  • Bodal Chemicals promoter Bhavin Patel acquired 4.6 lakh shares from March 28-29
  • Sun Pharma prompter group Shanghvi Finance released pledge of 21.9 lakh shares on March 28
  • Emami promote groups created pledge of 92.3 lakh shares on March 28
  • Zuari Agrochemicals promoter Zuari Management Services created a pledge of 34.75 lakh shares on March 28
  • Future Retail promoter Future Corporate Resources created a pledge of 49 lakh shares on March 28

Who’s Meeting Whom

MT Educare to meet Joindre Capital Services on April 2

Insider Trading

  • JSW Steel promoter group JSW Holdings acquired 36,000 shares on March 26
  • Zee Media Corporation promoter 25FPS Media sold 13.4 lakh shares on March 1
  • Hubtown promoter group Rushank Shah acquired 75,000 shares on March 29
  • Dish TV promoter Direct Media Distribution Ventures sold 27.1 lakh shares from March 29-30
  • Asian Granito promoter and director Mukesh Patel acquired 1.3 lakh shares on March 29
  • Man Infra promoter and director Parag Shah acquired 2.5 lakh shares on March 29

Active Stock Futures

  • Nifty April futures closed trading at 11,748, premium of 78 points
  • Max open interest for April 25 series at 12,000 Call (open interest at 21.4 lakh shares)
  • Max open interest for April 25 series at 11,500 Put (open interest at 17.8 lakh shares)

Stocks In F&O Ban

In ban: Adani Power, IDBI, Reliance Power

Brokerage Radar

Macquarie on Endurance Technologies

  • Initiated ‘Outperform’ with a price target of Rs 1,400.
  • Key beneficiary of safety regulations and premiumisation.
  • New customers and rising content to drive growth outperformance.
  • Expect 23 percent EPS CAGR over FY19-21; RoCE to improve to 31 percent in 2019-20.
  • Strong earnings growth and high RoCE deserves premium valuations.

Morgan Stanley on Cyient

  • Maintained ‘Overweight’ with a price target of Rs 720.
  • March quarter business update implies cut to revenue guidance.
  • Stock to react negatively as it lacks near-term re-rating triggers.
  • Still overweight due to cheap valuations and growth recovery starting 2019-20.

Morgan Stanley on Coal India

  • Maintained ‘Overweight’ with a price target of Rs 268.
  • Ending the year on a strong footing.
  • Growth recovery in key subsidiaries helped strong production growth.
  • Volume growth to remain strong in 2019-20.

Citi on Persistent Systems

  • Downgraded to ‘Sell’ from ‘Neutral’; cut price target to Rs 605 from Rs 675.
  • Downgraded to sell on concerns of sustainable profitable growth.
  • Margins lower than peers, and see difficultly in improvement.
  • Cut EPS estimates by 3 percent and lower valuation multiple on slower digital growth.

Morgan Stanley on SBI

  • Maintained ‘Overweight’; hiked price target to Rs 425 from Rs 375.
  • Expect credit cost to drop, loan growth to pick-up and NIMs to improve in 2019-20.
  • Non-performing loan concerns should abate in the next financial year.
  • Concerns of SBI being used to bail out weak entities is unlikely to be big.

PhillipCapital on Aarti Industries

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 2,000.
  • QIP provides financial flexibility for future growth.
  • QIP also provides flexibility for new products and supply opportunities.
  • Expect continued earnings momentum despite high base of 2018-19.