Kotak Institutional Equities

Life insurance: Protection story continues to play out

With focus shifting to protection and other high margin policies, the value of new business growth of large players will remain strong.

Life insurance: Protection story continues to play out

Torrent Pharmaceuticals rating ‘NR’: Q2 margins continued to impress

Results reflected further synergy gains from Unichem acquisition; EPS estimates for FY19-21 trimmed 1-4%.

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Jyothy Laboratories rated ‘Add’; Quality of earnings in Q2 was weak

EPS forecasts cut marginally; ‘Add’ retained on reasonable valuations with TP at Rs 210

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RBI likely to keep rates on hold in rest of FY2019

Expect average IIP growth to moderate to around 4.1% in H2FY19 as against 5.1% in H1FYF19

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HDFC Life, SBI Life and other large private life insurance players grow stronger

HDFC Life saw 20% y-o-y growth in individual APE and similar growth in overall APE in Sept 2018

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Sadbhav Engineering Rating ‘Buy’: Uncertain ordering remains a overhang

Traffic and BOT portfolio stake sale bode well; TP cut to Rs 370 from Rs 435 given uncertainty in NHAI awards.

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HCG rated ‘buy’; Correction offers another entry point

Strong execution; FY19-21 estimates down 2-4%; upgraded to ‘Buy’ with TP revised to Rs 270 from Rs 290; valuations are reasonable.

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Timken rated ‘sell’; commodity prices, demands are headwinds

FY19-21e EPS cut 12-14%; valuation high; ‘Sell’ retained with revised TP of Rs 570.

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Energy: ‘Add’ on ONGC; negative stance on OMCs

The government’s ad-hoc interventions in fuel prices and subsidy sharing historically suppressed earnings and return ratios for these companies, while limiting visibility on profits until the end of every year during that t

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Apollo Tyres rating ‘buy’: Correction greater than is needed

FY19-21e EPS cut 4-6% to factor in higher crude prices and rupee depreciation

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Demand environment is robust for Indian IT firms

Accenture reported an exceptional August 2018 quarter (Q4FY18) with 11% revenue growth in constant currency (c/c).

Indian IT firms, Accenture, financial services, Organic revenue, security services News

Your money: Gap between outstanding & fresh loan rates remains

Difference in loan growth between public and private banks may result in the latter looking to revisit their deposit rates.

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Bajaj Auto rated ‘sell’; Rupee depreciation likely to help margins

Medium-term concerns persist; earnings rise 5-8% for FY19-21e; TP raised to Rs 2,700; ‘Sell’ retained owing to outlook in bike segment

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Utilities: Merchant tariff rates log September spike

The recent spike in merchant tariff rates on the exchange to above Rs 5/kwh brought with it a sense of déjà vu, as a similar seasonal trend was seen in September, 2017 with spot prices having gone above Rs 5/kwh for a brief

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NBFCs: IND-AS had limited impact on earnings

Net worth too saw low impact; next downcycle is not expected to be more severe than the last one .

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Management sees 13-15% topline growth; ‘add’ Marico

We hosted the Marico management for an NDR in Europe. The company intends to reinvest the likely GM gains to accelerate growth in its new growth engines (health foods and male grooming).

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Company betting on new growth engines

Momentum in market growth is picking up; Saffola only major area of concern; reason to remain constructive; ‘Add’

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L&T Rating ‘Buy’: Cash flows or monetisation gains will be key

Expected recovery in infra sector margin behind 2-3% rise in core E&C estimates; deleveraging pace likely to increase; ‘Buy’ retained.

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Pidilite Industries Rating: Company well placed on all fronts

PIDI management has reiterated its confidence in the core adhesives/ sealants business, highlighted opportunity size and progress in the growth categories (waterproofing, WD-40, etc) and emphasised an innovation pipeline that

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With deposit rates broadly stable, further rise in MCLR at a swift pace is less likely

Reserve Bank of India’s data for system-wide average lending and deposit rates for June continued to indicate a flattish trend for the sector (slack period), the outcomes similar for private and public banks.

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Steady show in Q1FY19 was telling

Estimates cut 4-8% over deferral of deleveraging and lower order inflow; TP down to Rs 410; ‘Buy’ maintained

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Q1 saw moderation in sales momentum

Strong launch pipeline and cash generation factored into rich valuations; ‘Sell’ retained with TP of Rs 400

Godrej Properties, GPL share, Godrej Properties Q1, Godrej Properties SALES,  News

Cholamandalam Fin. rating ‘Reduce’: Yet another strong showing by company

Estimates raised by 1-5%; softer business momentum to open up better entry points into quality stock.

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Buy rating on L&T: Execution and order inflows offer comfort

Q1 raised concern on margins; upholding of guidance is reassuring; TP increased marginally to Rs 1,600

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An excellent performance by company

Mindtree’s strong digital competencies, deal flow from the advisory channel and favourable portfolio mix will ensure strong growth with improving margins.

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F&B development poses a risk

The Maharashtra government intends to allow outside food in multiplexes; theoretically, it can significantly impact PVR’s earnings.

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Metals and Mining, Q1FY19 Preview: A good quarter likely for most companies

Domestic steel companies and integrated aluminum names will report sequential earnings improvement led by higher metal prices.

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