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Nagarjuna Agrichem has run up a lot but still has steam left Nagarjuna Agrichem (NACL) manufactures insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and custom-manufactured fine chemicals at its three units. We had talked about this stock last year (Moneylife, 4 June 2009) when the market was shunning...

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A major change of guard is underway at the country's oldest stock exchange as it pulls out all the stops to transform itself into a well-oiled trading platform The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) is in the midst of a major overhaul of its management and personnel to bring the rest of the bourse...

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Its IPO, opening tomorrow, values the company lower than its competitors Technofab Engineering Ltd (TEL) hits the capital market on 29 June 2010. TEL offers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for various balance of plant (BoP) packages-for sectors like conventional power,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 June 2010
The stock cannot be compared to its competitors because they are not listed Ahmedabad-based Aster Silicates, a manufacturer of sodium silicate, hits the market tomorrow. The company has set the price band at Rs112-Rs118 per share and plans to raise Rs53.10 crore from the IPO. The issue opens...

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Sanghvi Movers has a competitive edge One of our picks at different times has been Sanghvi Movers which is a reasonably priced stock to take advantage of India’s infrastructure growth. It has a fleet of 300 medium-sized, heavy-duty hydraulic and crawler cranes with capacities ranging between...

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Orient Abrasives has a superb operating margin of 24% and a fast-growing domestic and global client list There are hardly too many stocks at attractive valuations currently. Orient Abrasives is probably one such. It makes fused alumina abrasive grains for cement, steel & copper, and zinc...

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Seshasayee Paper will not be bogged down by raw material scarcity The domestic paper industry has been under pressure for a while due to rising cost of raw materials. However, with prices of inputs easing a bit and demand rising, paper manufacturers are getting back on their feet. In the...

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If the India growth story continues, these companies will ride the boom. Interestingly, they are cheap because fund managers don’t buy into companies making mundane products! If the India growth story continues, the big beneficiaries will be companies manufacturing mundane industrial and...

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Asbestos sheets are mundane products but fetch good revenues and margins for HIL Another company with a non-fancy range of products that could gain from the growth of the Indian economy is Hyderabad Industries (HIL), a CK Birla company. HIL manufactures asbestos and non-asbestos cement...

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SRF, a diversified company, is growing fast but its stock is still low-priced Catch a fund manager buying companies selling technical textiles, refrigerants, engineering plastics and industrial yarns. And if a single company makes all these things, it becomes a diversified company, a further...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 June 2010
The company derived 100% of its gross income (Rs374.52 crore) from the antibiotics category in the nine months ended December 2009 Chandigarh-based pharmaceutical company Parabolic Drugs Ltd (PDL) hits the primary market with its initial public offering (IPO) on 14 June 2010. The company has...

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Supreme Industries has strong earnings and also real-estate assets to encash Even in a market that is supposed to be overvalued, there are smaller stocks that are undervalued for their level of growth. Supreme Industries is one such stock. Supreme operates in four segments—plastic pipes,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 May 2010
After a 4% rally in the Standard Chartered stock on the LSE yesterday, FIIs rush to cash in on a possible arbitrage opportunity The Standard Chartered IDR issue, which was floundering with a negligible response from investors, was rescued by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) on the very...

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The retail investor category was subscribed 0.01 times while the FII category received zero bids Standard Chartered Plc’s Indian depository receipts (IDR) issue, which hit the market today, has received a lacklustre response from foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and retail investors.

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 May 2010
While the big multinational Standard Chartered Bank was allowed to blank out disclosure of litigation, then why were Indian banks such as Lakshmi Vilas Bank and United Bank of India not allowed this favour? Even as the first-ever Indian Depository Receipt (IDR) issue of Standard Chartered Plc...

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Sabero Organics has a global presence with key products in the crop-protection business Sabero Organics Gujarat was established to manufacture specialty chemicals and intermediates for the crop-protection business. It started manufacturing crop chemicals afterwards. It has a presence in all...

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With an RoE of 25%, Aarti Industries is a good long-term bet in the chemicals sector We have talked about this stock before. It has not yet made the kind of move it should have but Aarti Industries (AIL), the flagship company of the Aarti group, is one of those solid small-cap stocks that are...

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ARSS and Jubilant outshine in 2010 while Edserv Softsystems and Mahindra Holidays, listed in 2009, are still on a rollercoaster ride The year 2010 has seen a spate of IPOs from companies trying to cash in on the booming stock markets and more than 20 companies have filed their red herring...

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The company has extended the subscription period of its offering till 5 May 2010 and has reduced the price band due to poor response from investors Tara Health Foods Ltd, which is engaged in producing animal foods and edible oils, has extended the subscription period for its initial...

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Our stock picks in 2009 have beaten various indices and mutual fund schemes on an annualised basis. Here’s a summary. As stocks struggle after a year of great gains, our method will be truly tested this year In a year in which every other stock has doubled or trebled, it would be really...

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