Financial Daily from THE HINDU group of publications
Monday, Jan 31, 2005
Markets - Stock Markets
All of life is on the wire, all else is waiting
Jogin almost suffered a cut while shaving when he thought of Gillette. Yet, spraying some aftershave to stay cool, he sat at his PC to chat on markets with Sridevi, Dakshinamoorthy and Khan. Take care!
Jog: Hi, everybody, here's a fresh-from-the-shower
`bullish' good morning!
Kay: Next target for Sensex is 6500. To breach this
week, I bet. :-)
Sri: Nifty breached key resistance levels after Friday
party, so charts point up.
Dax: I'm not so good at running but I see stocks running
all the way till Budget.
Sri: Means, I can enter the market now with exit option
around Feb 25?
Kay: Smart thinking. During the same time, derivatives
expiry will also happen.
Jog: Market gappa is that Chiddu will cut corporate tax
rate to show green flag to stock market.
Kay: So one can look at companies that pay high tax by
calculating tax payout ratio. You
Dax: Percentage of tax outgo on
PBT. See, ITC, HLL, Tata Steel,
SAIL and PSUs pay high tax!
Sri: I'll be happy if the FM
exempts women from tax.! :-(
Jog: Let me cut your daydream
with Gillette India. It can
post more gains and consolidate.
Kay: I got a letter from Kolkata
uncle. They're selling Reliance-
make pressure cookers with
Reliance Infocomm logo! All counterfeit, they say, `cos
brothers have no time to watch what's cooking!
Dax: Here's my word, mid-cap stock will continue to out
perform. Take position is any good sugar co.
Sri: Core Healthcare stock is moving up after sharp fall. If
you're holding it, sell it. If you want to buy it, avoid.
Shareholders may not get anything after asset transfer to
Nirma. Deal is unknown, yet.
Kay: Bank of Baroda's numbers could be a drag.
Remember they gave earnings few months ago?
Jog: Most banks didn't report good numbers last quarter?
Like, Canara, Union Bank, BoI and Syndicate Bank. But, I
see SBI buoyant on attractive valuation and impressive
Sri: Good earnings make MM Forgings, Ramco Systems
and Siemens fonder. Saregama... padanisa
Dax: Stop singing, Sri, till we get the accompaniments. Or,
you're talking about the MGM tie-up?
Sri: Yes, to market VCDs and DVDs. Saregama's is a
turnaround story that has steam left. Sa-pa-sa!
Kay: Markets see favourably Ashok Leyland's move to sell
its castings business to sister concern, Ennore Foundries.
Expect firm undertone in the stock. What about Willard
Dax: It may attract interest as FIs have approved the debt-
restructuring package. This clears the way for demerger
of sugar and jute business; though a small player, the sugar
entity could be a lure.
Jog: I'm not happy with quarterly figures from MRPL and
Godavari Fert. Any news about Essar?
Sri: Yes, sir. Heard that Essar Oil and Essar Gujarat can
see upside shortly. Don't ask why, or how!
Kay: Power cut, I mean, tax cuts for power sector, possible.
Think of NTPC and Reliance Energy.
Dax: I looked into Government's think-tank and found
they're in favour of allowing FDI in real estate.
Sri: So, there can be many more real estate funds!
Construction sector looks like a good bet!
Jog: L&T, IVRCL and Gammon are in it. But, Sri, if you're
looking for bouquets, you may get...
Kay: All of life is on the wire, all else is waiting. If you fall,
you may make "a dent in the universe".
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Lee, with inputs from Vir, Nat, Ray, Mad and Sve.
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