Banking Preview: Treasury income to boost earnings in Q3FY2015
We estimate the earnings growth of our banking universe will be strong (aggregate earnings up 26% YoY, earnings of public sector banks [PSBs] up 42%) in Q3FY2015 largely driven by treasury profits (due to a decline in bond yields).As the margins are expected to remain stable, the net interest income growth is likely to follow the credit growth for the PSBs (~10% YoY).While asset quality impairment is still high, it has shown signs of stabilisation and we expect the trend in Q3FY2015 to be similar to that in the preceding quarter.
Apollo Hospitals acquires Nova Speciality for Rs145crore
Apollo Hospitals acquires Nova Speciality for Rs145crore; acquisition marks Apollo’s entry in newer markets and aims to contribute Rs100-120crore from in FY2015 – positive read through for the stock. Apollo Hospitals acquired Nova Speciality Hospitals for Rs145 crore. The acquisition is expected to create the business of Rs500 crore in five years from short stay/day surgery centres.
Maruti Suzuki raises price of its products by 3.5%
The increase prices are in line with withdrawal of in excise duty benefit by government to the automobile sector. Competitors Hyundai India and Honda Cars have also increased product prices. The increase is on expected lines and hence neutral for the stock.
Tech Mahindra forms JV with Avion Systems
Tech Mahindra announced that it has teamed up with global telecom technology firms Avion Systems, to provide network design and engineering services to major communications service providers. Tech Mahindra has been chosen as a minority investor at Avion Systems and the new joint venture will be called Avion Networks Inc.
Cox & Kings allots 72,50,000 Warrants to promoter group
Cox & Kings India has issued and allotted 72,50,000 Warrants ( Warrants) to Standford Trading Private Limited, a promoter group entity, entitling for subscription of equivalent number of equity shares of Rs5 each at a price of Rs309.82.The company would raise close to Rs225crore through warrant issue, which will be utilise to reduce debt on books.
SBI floats plan to merge UTI Mutual Fund with SBI Mutual Fund
SBI has initiated a proposal to acquire UTI Mutual Fund and merge it with its asset management arm SBI Mutual Fund. SBI had made the proposal to the department of financial services, which in turn has forwarded it to the department of economic affairs for consideration. The merger plan, goes thru, will create India's biggest mutual fund by assets while giving SBI a majority stake in such an entity as well as a dominant role in the mutual fund business.
Cairn India extends losses as oil prices fall further
Shares in Cairn India dipped 2%, extending its previous day’s 3% fall on NSE, as oil prices fell further. The stock is currently trading nears to its 52-week low of Rs228, touched on December 17, 2014.Crude oil prices have plunged more than 55% since June, when benchmark Brent traded above $115 a barrel and U.S. crude above $107.
Biocon drops on FIIs selling
Shares of Biocon dipped nearly 3%, touching to Rs402.45, after it said that the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have reduced their stake in the company during October-December quarter. FIIs have reduces their stake in biotechnology company by over 200 bps to 10.62% in October-December 2014 quarter, lowest since June 2013 quarter, the shareholding pattern data shows. They held 13.05% stake in the company as on September 30, 2014 and had 14.03% stake at the end of June 2014 quarter. The overseas investors have sold 4.86 million shares representing 2.43% stake of Biocon during the recently concluded quarter.
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