Union Bank of India rated ‘Buy’; performance in the quarter was decent

Q2FY19 core PPOP was in line, and it reported PAT of Rs 1.4 bn vs our forecast of a loss of Rs 1.6 bn, due mainly to lower provisioning (coverage was flat q-o-q).

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Wipro rating ‘Neutral’: An improvement in performance

Results were marginally ahead on growth, but materially ahead on margins. Growth was broad-based across verticals (ex. Healthcare) and geos (ex of EU) and guidance of 1-3% q-o-q (1% inorganic) was in line with expectations.

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Infosys Rating ‘Reduce’: Growth cheer even as margins slipped

Margin outlook for H2 is weaker; earnings likely to lag revenue growth after transitory INR gains in FY19F; ‘Reduce’ retained

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Cummins India rated ‘buy’; stage is set for recovery in earnings

FY19-21F EPS up 1-2%; valuation inexpensive; ‘Buy’ maintained with TP of Rs 890

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Coal India Rating ‘Buy’: Share buyback plan in the works

Outlay for share buyback in FY19 would be capped at Rs 29.2 bn; healthy interim dividend likely in Q4FY19F; ‘Buy’ retained.

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Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management rated ‘neutral’; TER cut mars prospects for profitability

10-15% impact expected on earnings; downgraded to ‘Neutral’ with TP cut to Rs 210

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Analyst Corner: Maintain ‘Buy’ on JSW Steel with TP of Rs 484

Steel capacity expansion in FY18-21F likely to be limited, which will likely saturate capacity in next three-four years, in our view. Already in FY19 we are seeing steel demand growing faster than GDP.

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IT Services: Tier-1 players lagging across segments

Indian Tier-1 IT, after progressively showing lower market share gains over the past three years, has lost market share to MNCs (ACN/CAP) on an LTM basis.

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JLR US sales the silver lining in August

Risk to estimates if weak demand persists in major markets; stock trading at lowest end of historical band; ‘Buy’ retained

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Nomura gives Coal India Rating as buy; August numbers were subdued

5MFY19 production/offtake rose 12/9.5% y-o-y; implied run-rate for meeting FY19F targets seems achievable

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Larsen and Toubro’s working capital levels may shrink

Over the past decade, L&T has experienced significant growth in its core E&C business’ working capital. Our analysis suggests that in the core E&C business, working capital has increased by  Rs 148 billion for L&T over FY1

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August auto volume growth likely to remain subdued

August-18 automotive volume growth is likely to remain subdued across segments due to a delayed festive season in FY19.

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AIA Engineering Rating: Neutral, first quarter reflected a turnaround

AIAE reported Q1FY19 15% y-o-y volume growth coupled with record production levels.

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Larsen & Toubro Rating ‘Buy’: Share buyback move will be value-accretive

"We estimate that while the buyback will lead to a loss of other income of Rs 4.0 bn in FY19F we estimate ROE will improve by 100-150bp over FY19-21F, thus implying the buyback would be value accretive"

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Execution issues cloud near-term outlook

FY19/20F EPS cut 34/37% to account for delay in projects; downgraded to ‘Neutral’ with TP reduced to Rs 82 from Rs 129.

Execution issues cloud near-term outlook

AIA Engg: Strong outlook for H2; TP at Rs 1,955

AIAE reported 15% y-o-y volume growth in Q1FY19 coupled with record production levels. Thus, the H2FY19 volume outlook looks strong to us, says Nomura.

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Indian Oil Corporation Rating: Like peers, strong quarter for company

Reported Ebitda of Rs 126 bn (+14% q-o-q, +57% y-o-y) was sharply 66% ahead of our estimates and 20% ahead of Bloomberg consensus forecasts.

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Amara Raja: Ebitda margins to improve, TP at Rs 960

Amara Raja's (AMRJ) Q1FY19 revenue grew ~19% year-on-year, ~2%-4% ahead of our/consensus estimate.

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Indraprastha Gas: Ebitda, PAT ahead of our estimates

We expected Q1 to be relatively muted for Indraprastha Gas (IGL) as typically, volume growth is muted (summer holidays). Also, we expected a negative impact of sharp rupee weakness.

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Analyst Corner: Dr Lal PathLabs valuations boosted by growth prospects

Dr Lal pathlabs’ (DLPL) 1FY19 results were below our estimates. Sales recorded 17% growth y-o-y and were 3.4% lower than our estimates.

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Apollo Hospitals: Ebitda growth is strong, TP at Rs 1,307

APHS’s Q1FY19 results are ahead of our estimates. Standalone sales and Ebitda were 6%/3% ahead of our estimates. Existing or old hospital standalone/consolidated revenue growth was 9.7%/8.8%, respectively.

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Quarter results were in line with estimates

Despite commentary, FY19F telecom growth appears difficult; ‘Neutral’ retained with TP rising to Rs 690.

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Maintain reduce on TVS Motors, target price Rs 501

TVSL’s EBITDA margins at 7.4% missed the estimates (consensus 7.6%/Nomura 7.9%). There was sharp raw material cost inflation, which the company was unable to pass on during the quarter (RM/sales up 240 bps q-o-q).

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Bank of Baroda Rating ‘Buy’: Operational showing was very strong

Changes in functioning are reflected in numbers; core PPOP estimates up 2-4%; valuations are reasonable.

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ICICI Bank rating ‘Buy’: Results were in keeping with expectations

FY19 will be a grind over asset quality; TP revised to Rs 375; ‘Buy’ retained owing to reasonable valuations

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Income Tax Return: Common mistakes to avoid while filing ITR-1

The income tax department issues different Income Tax Return forms (ITR) every year for varied categories of the taxpayers depending on their source of income.

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Axle load move could affect demand

Last Tuesday the GOI decided to increase the maximum axle load of heavy vehicles by 20-25% on both new and existing trucks.

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