Shares of Larsen and Toubro fell nearly a percent intraday on December 10 after Motilal Oswal reduced its target price by 8 percent as it expects lower order inflow and revenue growth.In fact, the stock lost more than 10 percent in last one month after brokerages started cutting target price of the stock, though they remained bullish on the same. It was quoting at Rs 1,274.50, down Rs 2.40, or 0.19 percent on the BSE at 1142 hours IST."We cut our core E&C EPS estimate by 1.5 percent/3.4 percent for FY20/FY21, incorporating lower order inflow/revenue growth assumption. Consolidated EPS has been cut by 1.3 percent/2.6 percent for FY20/FY21. We have also lowered our target P/E multiple on core business to 20x from 22x on account of macro uncertainties. Accounting for the current market price of listed subsidiaries, target price stands at Rs 1,680 (prior: Rs 1,830)," the brokerage said while maintaining buy call.Close Adjusted for the valuation of subsidiaries, the stock trades at … [Read more...] about Motilal Oswal cuts L&T target price on lower growth expectation
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The US-China trade war, sluggish global economy and a prolonged subdued demand took the sheen of steel in recent times but brokerages and experts are now seeing a glint of revival in the sector.In a report on December 6, Edelweiss Securities said that the US-China trade war had not curbed steel trade in Asia. Besides, China’s production rate had likely peaked and the construction demand in the first half of the calendar year 2020 could even surpass the estimates.Also, low raw material prices are helping maintain the margins in China. All these factors augur well for steel manufacturers, as a stable market balance in China is critical for them.Close "Apprehensions of China upsetting the steel applecart are overdone due to limited capacity increase (38mt) through to calendar year 2023 and steady growth in construction and infrastructure segments, which is 52 percent of demand," said Edelweiss Securities. related news 'Investors with long-term horizon can look at … [Read more...] about Signs of recovery and hope; are steel manufacturers finally ready to shine?
Even as reports hinted that Yes Bank would reject Canadian industrialist Erwin Singh Braich's $1.2 billion bid in favour of institutional investors, Bloomberg has reported that Briach's claims may be under question.The offer from Braich and Hong Kong-based SPGP Holdings had been expected to make up a bulk of Yes Bank's $2 billion fundraising plans but was clouded by concerns over certain foreign bidders being disallowed to acquire a stake in the bank by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).It has now emerged that Braich is allegedly involved in numerous lawsuits with creditors and family members.Close Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report. related news Anti-diabetes drug Vildgliptin to become 80% cheaper Hyundai to increase vehicle prices from January Aditya Birla Fashion gets board nod for appointment of Himanshu Kapania as Vice Chairman Braich told Bloomberg he had the funds and had been "under the radar" with "a lot of different holdings and assets” that … [Read more...] about Yes Bank bidder Erwin Singh Braich has history of bankruptcy, questionable business deals: Report
The government is not looking aggressive enough and giving “some interesting ideas that we can hope for in the next few weeks”, Samir Arora, Founder and Fund Manager at Helios Capital, has told CNBC-TV18.Arora said the government after going for the corporate tax rate cut should expand the tax cuts “maybe for consumers, stock markets. In fact, the government is not looking aggressive enough, in fact they have to put that bad patch out".After the government reduced the corporate tax on September 20, the Sensex has rallied 13 percent and hit a record high followed by consolidation.Close The consolidation, with no big correction, indicates that the market could be waiting for more announcements from the government.Samir AroraFund Manager|Helios Capital Management India did better than expected given PNB scam, LTCG tax: Samir AroraLTCG will hurt FII behaviour; will make India underperform other EMs, says Samir AroraYear 2018 will be much tougher for the market than 2017: … [Read more...] about ‘If there is no fiscal expansion in Budget, market will fall’
Subir RoyIt is hugely ironic that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s decision to speedily amend the Citizenship Act should be met with strong protests not just by key opposition parties for understandable reasons, but also by students across the Northeast, foremost being those in Assam, when they should have been the first to welcome it.The hurried move was prompted by the need to make the National Register of Citizens (NRC) work after the final shape of the Assam NRC was found to be deeply flawed by those who has fought for it over the years. The register, prepared under the supervision of the Supreme Court, was meant to fulfil the promise of the Assam Accord to record the citizenship status of all those who migrated into Assam until 1971, thereby establishing those who came thereafter as foreigners. In the event the Assam NRC excluded many who were not post-1971 entrant Muslim cultivators.Close When this flaw which excluded many indigenous Indians created an uproar … [Read more...] about Politics | Why the Citizenship Amendment Bill does more harm than good