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State Bank Of India Surges After Asset Quality Improves In Q2

Shares of the country's largest lender pared gains after rising as much as 5.13 percent to Rs 300 after its asset quality improved in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Net profit down 40 percent at Rs 945 crore versus Rs 1,582 crore (YoY)
  • Net interest income up 12.5 percent at Rs 20,906 crore versus Rs 18,586 crore (YoY)
  • Exceptional gain of Rs 1,561 crore on sale of partial investments in SBI General Insurance and transfering bank's merchant acquiring business to wholly owned arm SBI Payment Services.
  • Gross non performing assets as a percentage of total advances at 9.95 percent versus 10.69 percent (QoQ)
  • Net non performing assets as a percentage of total advances at 4.84 percent versus 5.29 percent (QoQ)

GAIL India Extends Gains On Profit Beat In Q2

Shares of the Delhi-based government-owned gas distribution company extended gains and rose as much as 2 percent to Rs 377.35 after its profit beat Bloomberg consensus estimates in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Net profit rose 56 percent to Rs 1,963 crore versus Rs 1,259 crore (QoQ); Estimate of Rs 1,518 crore
  • Revenue rose 11.42 percent to Rs 19,275 crore versus Rs 17,298 crore (QoQ)
  • Ebitda up 30 percent at Rs 2,928 crore versus Rs 2,244 crore (QoQ)
  • Margin at 15.2 percent versus 13 percent (QoQ)

Jet Airways Surges On Report Tata's In Second Round Talks To Buy Stake

Shares of the Mumbai-based airline operator rose as much as 7.81 percent to Rs 247 on report that Tata's are in second round talks to buy stake in Jet Airways, CNBC TV18 reported citing sources.

Wabco India Surges On Profit Beat In Q2

Shares of the Chennai-based auto parts maker rose as much as 5 percent to Rs 6,980 after its net profit surpassed Bloomberg consensus estimates in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Net profit rose 23 percent to Rs 95.52 crore versus Rs 77.59 crore; Estimate of Rs 74.5 crore
  • Revenue rose 15 percent to Rs 663.64 crore versus Rs 578.24 crore

GMR Infrastructure Falls After Block Deal On NSE

  • GMR Infrastructure has 1 crore shares change hands in a block on NSE. Stock down 1.5 percent at Rs 16.70.

Buyers and sellers were not immediately known

Source: Bloomberg

Bosch Swings After Profit Meets Estimates In Q2

Shares of the Bengaluru-based auto parts maker swung between gains and losses after its profit met Bloomberg consensus estimates in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Net profit up 19 percent at Rs 420 crore versus Rs 353 crore (YoY); Estimate of Rs 403 crore
  • Revenue up 14 percent at Rs 3,201 crore versus Rs 2,811.85 crore (YoY)
  • Bosch India to buy back up to 10 lakh shares at Rs 21,000 per share

Som Distilleries Falls Most In Four Years After Q2 Earnings

Shares of the Bhopal-based beer maker fell as much as 19 percent, the most since May 2014, to Rs 166.30 after its profit fell sharply in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Net profit declined 40 percent to Rs 5.54 crore versus Rs 9.25 crore (YoY)
  • Revenue rose 12.5 percent to Rs 101 crore versus Rs 90 crore (YoY)

GAIL India Rises Ahead Of Q2 Earnings, Profit Seen At Rs 1,518 Crore

Shares of the government-owned gas distribution company rose as much as 1.96 percent to Rs 377 ahead of its September quarter earnings. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to report net profit of Rs 1,518 crore.

Earnings preview (Standalone, QoQ)

  • Revenue seen up 3 percent to Rs 17,827 crore versus Rs 17,299 crore
  • Net profit seen up 21 percent to Rs 1,518 crore versus Rs 1,259 crore
  • Ebitda seen up 8 percent to Rs 2,432 crore versus Rs 2,244 crore
  • Margin at 13.6 percent versus 13 percent
  • Gas transmission volumes to seen up 1 percent at 108 mmscmd versus 107 mmscmd
  • Petchem volumes seen 11 percent to 1,84,000 MT versus 1,66,000 MT

Cipla Declines On Profit Miss In Q2

Shares of the Mumbai-based drugmaker erased gains and fell as much as 1.33 percent to Rs 598.95 after its profit missed Bloomberg consensus estimates in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Revenue declines 1 percent to Rs 3,947 crore versus Rs 3,988.24 crore (YoY)
  • Net profit down 11 percent at Rs 377 crore versus Rs 422.59 crore (YoY); Estimate of Rs 454 crore
  • Ebitda down 12 percent at Rs 702 crore versus Rs 804 crore
  • Margin at 17.5 percent versus 19.7 percent

IL&FS Defaults On More Loan Facilities

Investment Leasing and Financial Services defaulted on more debt obligations.

  • Unable to service working capital demand loan interest, says IL&FS
  • Also unable to service interest of some loan facilities

Venky's India Falls After Profit Drops In September Quarter

Shares of the Pune-based chicken meat processor fell as much as 9.67 percent to Rs 2,550 after its profit dropped sharply in September quarter.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Net profit declined 80 percent to Rs 5.48 crore versus Rs 27.14 crore (YoY)
  • Revenue rose 10 percent to Rs 646.20 crore versus Rs 587.9 crore (YoY)

NBFCs Highly Stressed, Facing Serious Liquidity Crunch, Says Corporate Affairs Secretary

Indian non-banking finance companies are highly stressed and facing serious liquidity crunch, Injeti Srinivas, secretary at ministry of corporate affairs said in New Delhi, Bloomberg reported.

  • Best scenario would be IL&FS sale as a going concern
  • Liquidity problems more pronounced in housing lenders
  • Looking at various options for IL&FS sale
  • Government and RBI taking measures on liquidity concerns
  • Stake holder interest will guide what happens to IL&FS

Housing Finance Companies Slump On Government Concerns About Liquidity

Shares of housing finance companies came under selling pressure after government raised concerns about liquidity crunch faced by non-banking finance companies.

Indian non-banking finance companies are highly stressed and facing serious liquidity crunch, Injeti Srinivas, secretary at ministry of corporate affairs said in New Delhi, Bloomberg reported.

  • PNB Housing Finance fell as much as 5 percent to Rs 827
  • Dewan Housing Finance fell as much as 12.23 percent to Rs 203
  • Indiabulls Housing Finance declined as much as 8 percent to Rs 800.10
  • Repco Home Finance down 5 percent at Rs 385

Consumer Discretionary Stocks Will Do Well, IT To Underperform Says Ridham Desai

Consumer discretionary stocks are likely to do well while IT stocks' valuations are lot fuller and are likely to relatively less strong compared to industrials, Ridham Desai, managing director of Morgan Stanley India told BloombergQuint in an interview.

Key highlights of the conversation:

  • Do not think there is a crisis among NBFCs
  • NBFCs are facing a confidence issue post IL&Fs default
  • There is a reluctance to lend money in the markets
  • Lot of liquidity has come into the market over the last few weeks
  • Regulations around NBFCs will tighten
  • Markets have priced in every negative around NBFCs
  • Corporate banks have taken a lot of pain in the last 5-7 years
  • Will continue to see robust retail loan growth
  • Recovery in industrial loans will be sharper
  • NIMs of NBFCs will see compression due to higher cost of funds
  • Consumer discretionary stocks will do well; Worried about performance of staples
  • Cyclical consumption will continue to do well
  • Remain overweight on industrials
  • Capex cycle looks poised for a recovery; will reflect post elections
  • Underweight on I.T.; valuations are now fuller
  • Relative growth has now shifted to industrials from I.T.
  • Appreciation of the currency will not help I.T.
  • Will not choose to make a 'top-down' call on pharma
  • Rural-oriented auto companies will outperform car-makers
  • Rural economy will continue to gain momentum
  • DBT will give a tremendous boost to rural consumption

Srides Pharma Science Rises On U.S. FDA Nod For Bengaluru Facility

Shares of the Bengaluru-based drugmaker rose as much as 4.4 percent to Rs 138.25 after the U.S. FDA completed inspection at its flagship facility in Bangalore with zero Form 483 observations.

Do Not See Signs Of A Further 15% Correction In Markets: Ridham Desai

Markets may correct if state election results point towards a fragmented coalition, Ridham Desai, managing director of Morgan Stanley India told BloombergQuint in an interview. Adding that markets will have to price in the prospects of a weaker government.

Key highlights of the conversation:

  • Earnings recession has lasted longer than anticipated
  • Price-to-earnings becomes less useful in absence of earnings recovery
  • Markets trading at 2.8 times price-to-book
  • Do not see signs of a further 15 percent correction in the markets
  • We are in a tough macro environment; More global than local
  • Likely that markets would have made a bottom
  • If Fed hikes faster than anticipated; U.S. markets will correct more than EMs
  • Emerging market valuations are not very demanding
  • Emerging markets have taken enough damage of Fed rate hikes
  • Markets may correct if state election results point towards a fragmented coalition
  • Need to know what the markets start pricing in ahead of elections
  • Markets will have to price in the prospects of a weaker government
  • Markets have not priced in state election verdicts in the price
  • Good that issues between RBI, government are out in the open
  • Don't think that RBI, government issues will become a crisis
  • Not unnatural in a democracy where institutions debate with the government

F&O Check: Nifty Bank 26,000 Call Most Active On NSE

Nifty Bank's 26,000 strike price call option contract was among the most active option contracts on the National Stock Exchange.

Premium on the contract fell 49 percent to Rs 30. Over 4.93 lakh shares were added to the open interest which stood at over 11.74 lakh shares.

State Bank Of India Rises Ahead Of Q2 Earnings

Shares of the country's largest lender rose as much as 1.7 percent to Rs 290.20 ahead of its September quarter earnings. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect State Bank of India's net profit to decline by 51 percent to Rs 775 crore.

SBI Q2FY19 Preview (Standalone, YoY)

  • NII seen 14.9 percent higher at Rs 21,355 crore versus Rs 18,586 crore
  • Higher interest cost, lower recoveries to dent NII growth

*Q2FY18 saw gains on sale of stake in its life insurance business

PC Jeweller More Than Doubles In Seven Sessions On Festive Season Demand

Shares of the Delhi-based jewellery retailer surged as much as 14 percent to Rs 100.35.

The stock rose for seventh day in a row and has more than doubled during the course. Analysts say that the stock is surging on the back of rising gold prices amid festive season demand.

Adani Gas Lists At 20% Premium On Debut After De-Merger

Shares of Adani Gas rose 20 percent on debut from base price of Rs 60 to Rs 72 post de-merger from Adani Enterprises.

The stock rose as much as 26 percent to Rs 75.60.

ONGC Advances On Beating Profit Estimates In Q2

Shares of the state-run oil exploration company rose as much as 4.86 percent to Rs 165 apiece after its profit beat Bloomberg consensus estimates in September quarter.

Its net profit rose 34.5 percent sequentially to Rs 8,265 crore, according to its stock exchange filing. Analysts tracked by Bloomberg had pegged profit at Rs 7,157 crore.

Key earnings highlights:

  • Revenue up 3 percent to Rs 27,989 crore.
  • Ebitda up 7 percent to Rs 15,789 crore.
  • Margin at 56.4 percent versus 54.1 percent.

Meanwhile JPMorgan has maintained 'Outperform' call on the stock for target price of Rs 265, implying potential upside of 68 percent from Friday's closing price.

Axis Bank Gains After Profit Beats Estimates In Q2

Shares of the Mumbai-based private lender rose as much as 3.76 percent to Rs 620.50 after its profit beat Bloomberg consensus estimates in September quarter.

Net profit rose 83 percent over last year to Rs 790 crore, according to its stock exchange filing. Analysts tracked by Bloomberg had pegged the profit at Rs 759 crore.

Other Highlights:

  • NII up 15.3 percent at Rs 5,232.1 crore.
  • Provisions at Rs 2,927.4 crore versus Rs 3,337.7 (QoQ).
  • GNPA at 5.96 percent versus 6.52 percent (QoQ).
  • NNPA at 2.54 percent vs 3.09 percent (QoQ).

Meanwhile, brokerages have maintained their buy call on the stock with Nomura, CLSA and Deutsche Bank Research expecting 23 percent upside from Friday’s closing price.

Opening Bell: Nifty Below 10,550, Sensex Drops 100 Points

Indian equity benchmarks edged lower paced by losses in NTPC, Indian Oil, HPCL and Power Grid.

The S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.38 percent or 127 points to 34,884 and the NSE Nifty 50 Index declined 0.4 percent or 41 points to 10,509.

Thirteen of 19 sector gauges compiled by BSE were trading lower led by the S&P BSE Power Index's 1.5 percent fall. On the other hand, the S&P BSE Realty Index was the top gainer, up 0.9 percent.

The mid- and small-cap shares were muted as the S&P BSE MidCap Index declined 0.1 percent while the S&P BSE SmallCap Index was little changed.

Rupee Opens Lower At 72.88/$

  • Rupee opened lower at 72.88 per dollar against Friday's close of 72.44.

Brokerage Radar: Q2 Review Of Axis Bank, ONGC, Indian Oil

On Axis Bank

Nomura

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; raised to Rs 750 from Rs 630, implying a potential upside of 23 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Core performance improves along with stability in asset quality.
  • Strong improvement in pre-provisioning operating profit trends.
  • Valuations undemanding considering improving credit cycle and strong liability franchise.

Deutsche Bank Research

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 750, implying a potential upside of 23 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Getting better; strong trends across all sectors.
  • Asset quality improves; unrecognised stress book declines.
  • Expect lower slippages and sharply lower credit costs.

CLSA

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; raised price target to Rs 750 from Rs 690, implying a potential upside of 23 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Key positive was moderation of slippage, lower non-NPLs and high coverage.
  • Lower stressed loan formation and corporate de-risking encouraging.
  • Tad disappointed with tepid CASA growth; uptick in Casa growth will be key.

On ONGC

JPMorgan

  • Maintained ‘Overweight’ with a price target of Rs 265, implying a potential upside of 68 percent from the last regular trade.
  • A strong quarter driven by sharply higher realisations.
  • Rupee weakness, recent gas price hike should aid earnings further.
  • Stock pricing in large subsidy burden.
  • No dividend as company likely considering buy back.

IDFC Securities

  • Maintained ‘Outperform’; raised price target to Rs 265 from Rs 255, implying a potential upside of 23 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Another strong quarter, but oil output a miss; Highest profit in the last four years.
  • Market overcompensating for near term uncertainty.
  • Expect subsidy contribution of $6 a barrel for for the current and the next financial year; still expect EPS CAGR of 28 percent over FY18-20.

On Indian Oil Corp

CLSA

  • Maintained ‘Sell’ with a price target of Rs 105, implying a potential downside of 29 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter results disappointed across all key parameters.
  • Cut EPS estimates by 3-17 percent over FY19-21 to build in Q2 miss.
  • Pressure on marketing along with GRM weakness should weigh on the stock.

Citi

  • Maintained ‘Sell’ with a price target of Rs 120, implying a potential downside of 19 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter missed, primarily driven by weaker marketing and petchem performance and higher forex losses.
  • Q2 GRMs in-line; December quarter performance is likely to be weaker.
  • Remain cautious near-term as we enter election and winter season.

On NTPC

Deutsche Bank Research

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; cut price target to Rs 190 from Rs 200, implying a potential upside of 20 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Earnings miss on coal unavailability as well as capacity delays.
  • Management targets to restrict coal under-recovery to Rs 600 crore in the next financial year.

Citi

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 203, implying a potential upside of 29 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Fixed cost under-recoveries hurt September quarter’s profit.
  • Management’s hope to solve underlying challenges may not happen to the extent.
  • Management highlighted that coal availability is gradually improving post monsoons.

On Petronet LNG

Citi

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 290, implying a potential upside of 30 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter results were inline; higher payout a positive.
  • Dahej utilisation remains robust, while Kochi is stable.
  • Risk-reward remains compelling on earnings upsides, limited competition and compelling valuations.

Morgan Stanley

  • Maintained ’Overweight’ with a price target of Rs 286, implying a potential upside of 28 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Core earnings in line, but key surprise was higher special dividend.
  • Believe India gas aggregators to benefit from rising gas competitiveness.
  • See upside from demand as government lowers the pollution impact.

On Gujarat Gas

IDFC Securities

  • Maintained ‘Outperform’; cut price target to Rs 865 from Rs 875, implying a potential upside of 37 percent from the last regular trade.
  • A miss on margins, growth prospects undiminished.
  • Key positives: Record volumes.
  • Key negatives: Higher than expected gas costs drag margins.

Elara Capital

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; cut price target to Rs 916 from Rs 1,115 implying a potential upside of 45 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Higher gas cost impacted margins.
  • Volume recovery beat our expectation.
  • Cut price target to factor lower margins on higher oil-linked gas cost.

On Godrej Consumer

CLSA

  • Maintained ‘Outperform’; cut price target to Rs 785 from Rs 950, implying a potential upside if 10 percent from the last regular trade.
  • All round miss in September quarter; consolidated Ebitda was sharply below estimates.
  • Improvement in household insecticides and Africa critical for the stock.
  • Stock could be range-bound until the outlook improves.

Jefferies

  • Maintained ‘Hold’; cut price target to Rs 740 from Rs 780, implying a potential upside of 4 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter review: Margin disappoints led by international business.
  • Despite 25 percent stock correction from peak risk-reward remains unattractive.
  • Continue to believe that the international business deserves lower multiple.

On Bharat Forge

CLSA

  • Maintained ‘Outperform’; cut price target to Rs 680 from Rs 735, implying a potential upside of 12 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Strong September quarter, led by strong double-digit growth across domestic and export businesses.
  • Management positive on new order wins in passenger vehicle and pick-up in India’s industrials.
  • Stock unlikely to deliver much return if demand in trucks tapers off.

Deutsche Bank Research

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 820, implying a potential upside of 35 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Strong growth continues; new revenue streams opening up.
  • Expect revenue and EPS to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 12 percent and 16 percent respectively over FY18-21.

On Alkem Labs

HSBC

  • Maintained ‘Hold’; cut price target to Rs 2,000 from Rs 2,100, implying a potential upside of 5 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Muted India growth in September quarter due to impact of high base and weak seasonal pickup.
  • India outlook intact for mid-teen sales growth medium term.
  • U.S. growth hinges on new launches and traction in legacy products.

Nomura

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 2,089, implying a potential upside of 9 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter was lower than our estimates.
  • Underlying growth in domestic business is slower.
  • Ban of Fixed Dose Combinations to hit growth in the second half of the current financial year.

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Deutsche Bank Research on Power Finance Corp

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; raised price target to Rs 115 from Rs 110, implying a potential upside of 23 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Stable quarter marked by margin expansion and steady asset quality metrics.
  • Disbursements driven by discoms/transcos; NIM/spreads improve.
  • Exposure to IL&FS at Rs 2500 crore at SPV level.

Deutsche Bank Research on PNB

  • Maintained ‘Hold’; cut price target to Rs 75 from Rs 80, implying a potential upside of 9 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Slippage ratio remains elevated; another big loss quarter.
  • Core banking business is weak and growth is lagging peers.
  • Weak margin trajectory along with higher credits costs to result in sub-par RoEs.

Elara Capital on Gujarat State Petronet

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; cut price target to Rs 244 from Rs 279, implying a potential upside of 35 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Growth from higher tariff and volume.
  • Transmission volume declined on a sequential basis on softening of power sector demand.
  • Expect margins to improve on new tariff structure and volume growth.

CLSA on Godrej Properties

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; cut price target to Rs 843 from Rs 1,097, implying a potential upside of 40 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Results weaker than expected.
  • Pre-sales down; expect recovery as launches pick-up.
  • Cut price target to factor in rising borrowing cost, near-term risks and lower valuation multiple.

CLSA on Cadila Healthcare

  • Maintained ‘Outperform’; cut price target to Rs 410 from Rs 460, implying a potential upside of 14 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter’s net profit declines, but was inline.
  • U.S. revenue in the second half of the current financial year has multiple variables at play.
  • Cut price target to factor in lower margins.

Citi on Apollo Hospitals

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 1,540, implying a potential upside of 34 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter to underline margin headroom; open positive catalyst watch.
  • September quarter is seasonally strongest quarter and should better reflect operating leverage.
  • Expect numbers to provide further conviction on turnaround.

CLSA on Sun TV

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; cut price target to Rs 870 from Rs 1,100, implying a potential upside of 31 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter results a mixed bag; subscriptions growth led by Tamil Nadu.
  • Investments to support ad-revenues.
  • Still expect Sun TV to deliver 11 percent earnings CAGR over FY19-21.

CLSA on GSK Consumer

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; raised price target to Rs 9,200 from Rs 8,700, implying a potential upside of 30 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Another strong quarter; strong volume growth and margin expansion.
  • Outcome of strategic review holds the key.
  • Acquisition by a strong player could be a significant re-rating event.

Citi on SRF

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; hike price target to Rs 2,508 from Rs 2,262, implying a potential upside of 28 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter reported strong revenue growth but margins compress.
  • Revenue growth driven by capacity ramp-up in packaging films and volume uptick in chemical.
  • Hike a price target to reflect earnings revision.

CLSA on Aditya Birla Fashion

  • Maintained ‘Buy’; hike price target to Rs 232 from Rs 212, implying a potential upside of 21 percent from the last regular trade.
  • Second consecutive quarter of margin expansion; operating leverage turning favourable.
  • Strong operating leverage, store maturity and corrective steps taken in Madura led to margin expansion.
  • Aggressive store additions and online strategy on track.

Citi on TCNS Clothing

  • Maintained ‘Buy’ with a price target of Rs 780, implying a potential upside of 27 percent from the last regular trade.
  • September quarter review: Strong margins offset weak SSSG.
  • Management said that the demand is improving and December quarter revenues should see a strong uptick.
  • Expect margin expansion with SSSG improving into festive season.

Deutsche Bank Research on Whirlpool India

  • Maintained ‘Hold’ with a price target of Rs 1,390, implying a potential upside of 2 percent from the last regular trade.
  • First Ebitda decline since 2015; weak revenues led the miss.
  • Traded goods saw muted performance due to weak summers and excessive inventory.

F&O Cues: Maximum Open Interest For November Series Call At 10,700 Strike Price

  • Nifty October futures closed trading at 10577, premium of 4 points.
  • Nifty November OI down 2.6 percent; Nifty Bank Nov OI up 12.3 percent.
  • Max OI for November series at 10,700 Call, OI at 21.8 lakh shares.
  • Max OI for November series at 10,000 Put, OI at 51 lakh shares.

Tata Motors, M&M To Meet Investors

Who’s Meeting Whom

  • Tata Motors to meet Elara Capital and Harris Associates between Nov. 5-9.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra to meet Capital World Investors and other investors between Nov. 14-16.

Chambal Fertilisers' Promoter Raised Its Stake On Thursday

Insider Trades

  • Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals promoter Hindustan Times acquired 1.3 lakh shares on Nov. 1.

(As reported on Nov. 2)

8K Miles Software, CG Power & Industrial Solutions Saw Bulk Deals In Friday's Session

Bulk Deals

  • 8K Miles Software Services: IFCI sold 4.23 lakh shares or 1.39 percent equity at Rs 60.2 each.
  • CG Power & Industrial Solutions: WGI Emerging Markets Smaller Companies Fund sold 45 lakh shares or 0.72 percent equity at Rs 36.65 each.

Earnings Reactions To Watch: Axis Bank, ONGC, Sun TV, Cadila Healthcare And More!

Axis Bank (Q2, YoY)

  • NII up 15.3 percent at Rs 5,232.1 crore.
  • Net profit up 82.6 percent at Rs 789.6 crore.
  • Provisions at Rs 2,927.4 crore versus Rs 3,337.7 (QoQ).
  • GNPA at 5.96 percent versus 6.52 percent (QoQ).
  • NNPA at 2.54 percent vs 3.09 percent (QoQ).

Also Read: Q2 Results: Axis Bank’s Profit Beats Estimates As Interest Income Rises 

ONGC (Q2, QoQ)

  • Revenue up 3 percent to Rs 27,989 crore.
  • Net Profit up 35 percent to Rs 8,265 crore.
  • Ebitda up 7 percent to Rs 15,789 crore.
  • Margin at 56.4 percent vs 54.1 percent.

Also Read: Q2 Results: ONGC’s Profit Rises Aided By Higher Crude Prices And Weaker Rupee

Sun TV Network (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 10.9 percent at Rs 749.6 crore.
  • Net profit up 23.4 percent at Rs 351.3 crore.
  • Ebitda up 11.7 percent at Rs 554.1 crore.
  • Margin at 73.9 percent versus 73.4 percent.
  • Other income at Rs 62.12 crore versus Rs 37.23 crore.

Torrent Pharma (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 33.7 percent at Rs 1,894 crore.
  • Net Profit down 12 percent at Rs 179 crore.
  • Ebitda up 44 percent at Rs 473 crore.
  • Margin at 25 percent versus 23.2 percent.

Cadila Healthcare (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue down 8.1 percent at  Rs 2,961.2 crore.
  • Net profit down 17 percent at Rs 417.5 crore.
  • Ebitda down 19.7 percent at  Rs 687.8 crore.
  • Margins at 23.2 percent versus 26.6 percent.

Tata Chemicals (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 10.1 percent at Rs 2,960.7 crore.
  • Net profit down 1.8 percent at Rs 321.7 crore.
  • Ebitda down 5.6 percent at Rs 602 crore.
  • Margin at 20.3 percent versus 23.7 percent.

Bombay Stock Exchange (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue down 3 percent at Rs 115.2 crore.
  • Net profit down 31.3 percent at Rs 45.9 crore.
  • Ebitda down 70 percent at Rs 10.2 crore.
  • Margin at 8.9 percent versus 28.6 percent.
  • Employee costs at Rs 34.3 crore versus Rs 28.7 crore.

SAIL India (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 22.8 percent at Rs 16,718 crore.
  • Net profit at Rs 553.7 crore versus net loss at Rs 539.1 crore.
  • Ebitda up 158.8 percent at Rs 2,365 crore.
  • Margin at 14.1 percent versus 6.7 percent.

Equitas Holdings (Q2, YoY)

  • NII up 27 percent at Rs 277 crore.
  • Net Profit up 4.6 times at Rs 49.7 crore.
  • Advances up 36 percent at Rs 9,981 crore.
  • Deposits up 90 percent at Rs 5,698 crore.

Power Finance Corporation (Q2, YoY)

  • NII up 6.1 percent at Rs 2,735.3 crore.
  • Net profit up 10.5 percent at Rs 1,355.1 crore.

Oracle Financial Services (Q2, QoQ)

  • Revenue down 9.8 percent at Rs 1,213.3 crore.
  • Net profit down 12.4 percent at Rs 352 crore.
  • Ebitda down 20.1 percent at Rs 498.8 crore.
  • Margins at 41.1 percent versus 46.4 percent.

JSW Energy (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 18.6 percent at Rs 2,430.8 crore.
  • Net profit up 6.4 percent at Rs 316 crore.
  • Ebitda down 2.4 percent at Rs 861.4 crore.
  • Margin at 35.4 percent versus 43 percent.

JK Cement (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue down 0.6 percent at  Rs 1,100.62 crore.
  • Net profit down 30.5 percent at  Rs 64.69 crore.
  • Ebitda down 18.1 percent at Rs 169.76 crore.
  • Margin at 15.4 percent versus 18.7 percent.

Godfrey Phillips India (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue down 2.7 percent at Rs 629.8 crore.
  • Net profit up 19.7 percent at Rs 70.4 crore.
  • Ebitda up 29.3 percent at Rs 117.4 crore.
  • Margin at 18.6 percent versus 14 percent.

Gabriel (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 15 percent to Rs 5,415 crore.
  • Net profit up 9 percent to Rs 289 crore.
  • Ebitda up 13 percent to Rs 515 crore.
  • Ebitda margin at 9.5 percent versus 9.6 percent.

VRL Logistics (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 14.4 percent at Rs 516.9 crore.
  • Net profit down 4.4 percent at Rs 20.6 crore.
  • Ebitda down 3.1 percent at Rs 54.1 crore.
  • Margin at 10.4 percent versus 12.3 percent.

Relaxo Footwears (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 18.5 percent at Rs 545.2 crore.
  • Net profit up 23 percent at Rs 39.5 crore.
  • Ebitda up 19.6 percent at Rs 73.5 crore.
  • Margin at 13.5 percent versus 13.4 percent.

Gujarat Gas (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 40.8 percent at Rs 20,13.83 crore.
  • Net Profit down 33 percent at Rs 41.07 crore.
  • Ebitda down 21 percent at Rs 160.73 crore.
  • Margin At 8 percent versus 14.2 percent.
  • Board recommends stock split in the ratio 1:5.

Gujarat State Petronet (Q2, YoY)

  • Revenue up 79 percent at Rs 598 crore.
  • Net profit up 83 percent at Rs 323 crore.
  • Ebitda up 80.8 percent at Rs 516 crore.
  • Margin at 86.3 percent versus 85.3 percent.
  • Growth led by pipeline tariff hike implemented in September quarter.

Earnings To Watch: GAIL, Cipla, SBI, Bosch And More

Nifty Earnings To Watch

  • GAIL (India)
  • Cipla
  • Power Grid Corporation Of India
  • State Bank of India

Other Earnings To Watch

  • Allcargo Logistics
  • APL Apollo Tubes
  • Asahi India Glass
  • Balkrishna Industries
  • Bosch
  • Century Plyboards (India)
  • Eveready Industries India
  • Exide Industries
  • Himatsingka Seide
  • ICDS
  • Indraprastha Gas
  • Inox Wind
  • Natco Pharma
  • Orient Cement
  • PNB Housing Finance
  • Sheela Foam

Adani Gas To List Today

  • Adani Gas to list on exchanges today. The stock will trade in T2T segment for 10 trading days. The pre-open indicated Adani Gas per share value is about Rs 60.

Stocks To Watch: Laurus Labs, KEC International, Oriental Carbon And More!

  • Axis Bank’s V Srinivasan will see the end of his term as deputy managing director of the bank on Dec. 20. The board has approved the appointment of Amitabh Chaudhry as Managing Director-designate from Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, who will take over as the MD and CEO of the bank with effect from Jan. 1 next year.
  • Laurus Labs announced the completion of U.S. FDA inspections of its Unit 6 API intermediate facility in Andhra Pradesh with one observation.
  • KEC International signed a sales purchase agreement with Adani Transmission regarding the sale of its entire subsidiary for Rs 227.5 crore.
  • Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning plans to invest Rs 140 crore in setting a development center.
  • Strides Pharma Science announced the completion of inspection by the U.S.FDA at its flagship facility in Bangalore with zero Form 483 observations.
  • Oriental Carbon & Chemicals will buyback 3.04 lakh shares, representing 2.96 percent of the paid-up equity capital for Rs 1,150 per share, aggregating to Rs 35 crore.
  • Force Motors’ October Sales stood at 2,202 units while exports stood at 77 units.

Talking Points: Buffett’s Growing Appetite For Stocks, CIC’s Notice To RBI Governor And More!

SGX Nifty Indicates Weak Opening

Good Morning!

The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of NSE Nifty 50 Index’s performance in India, fell 0.4 percent or 45 points to 10,544 as of 7:33 a.m.

Asian stocks fell after a reversal in U.S. equities on Friday, amid concern over whether trade tensions with China can be mended. The pound jumped on news of further progress in Brexit negotiations.

Shares declined across the region, with stocks in Japan and Hong Kong underperforming and U.S equity-index futures sliding as optimism on a trade breakthrough at the end of last week tempered after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed the potential for a quick deal.

Currencies

  • The Japanese yen was little changed at 113.18 per dollar.
  • The offshore yuan slipped 0.2 percent to 6.9065 per dollar.
  • The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.
  • The euro traded at $1.1389.
  • The pound gained 0.2 percent to $1.2996.

Commodities

  • West Texas Intermediate crude lost 0.9 percent to $62.60 a barrel.
  • Gold was steady at $1,232.88 an ounce.

Here are some key events coming up this week:

  • U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil flows go back into effect Monday.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the country’s first International Import Expo.
  • EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier delivers a speech on Brexit to the Grandes Conférences Catholiques in Brussels.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. mid-term elections will determine whether Republicans keep control of Congress, and set the stage for Trump’s 2020 re-election bid.
  • Reserve Bank of Australia November policy decision Tuesday.
  • Federal Reserve policy makers are expected to leave the main interest rate unchanged Thursday at their penultimate gathering of 2018.
  • The Bank of Japan releases a summary of opinions from its Oct. 30-31 policy meeting.
  • Trump plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of Armistice Day celebrations Nov. 11.

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