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Bank stocks were lifted by the RBI’s decision to keep rates unchanged. Bank of Baroda (up 9%), Axis Bank Gainers: Bank stocks got a boost after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced its quarterly monetary policy review. Bank of Baroda (up 9%), Axis Bank (up 5%), Canara Bank (up 3%) and...

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Bharati Shipyard surged 10% on robust Q3 numbers and a strong order book Gainers: Bharati Shipyard (up 10%) posted 48% growth in sales and 43% growth in operating profit in the December 2009 quarter compared with the corresponding year-ago period. The company has a strong order book position...

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Four small-cap stocks that proved their growth credentials in the December quarter The December-quarter results season is here. Around 400 of the Moneylife sample of companies have already declared their results. From the first cut of December, we have identified several stocks that seem to...

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Excel Crop Care has a varied product mix and a sizeable presence in the global agrochemicals market Agrochemicals companies have derived substantial gains from the spill-over effects of poor monsoons. One beneficiary of the erratic rains last year was Sabero Organics, a company we recommended...

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GAIL is an excellent long-term pick at Rs350 GAIL (India) is the largest natural gas transportation company in India with 6,700km of high-pressure pipeline and a capacity of carrying 148 million standard cubic metres a day (mmscmd) of natural gas. It has plans to expand the gas transmission...

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Interlink Petroleum Limited (IPL) is a small company engaged in exploration of oil and gas. It has signed two production-sharing contracts with the government, one for the Baola gas field and the other for the Modhera oil field in Gujarat. In 2008, Jit Sun Investments of Singapore acquired a...

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Mehrab Irani Mehrab Irani 22 February 2010
The Sensex may correct between 3,250-6,500 points over 3-6 months    The Sensex (and the Nifty) has rallied by around 120% from a low of 8,047 (2,520) on 6 March 2009 to a high of 17,790 (5,330) in January 2010. This has happened without any real correction. Sometime soon, a ‘secondary...

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Moneylife Research Team 10 February 2010
Scared of equities? Don’t have the time and expertise to research? What if there were outstanding companies that consistently generate excellent returns, as great equities should, and yet are as safe as bonds over the long term? The Moneylife Research Team picked five stocks that meet this...

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An auto-ancillary stock for the short term Auto stocks, like Maruti and Tata Motors, have run up, thanks to a steady demand growth. Following this, auto-ancillary stocks started moving up. But, as often happens, suppliers are not considered to be frontline stocks so they continue to be...

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Jaiprakash Power Ventures will have an early-mover advantage in building a sales mix of merchant power and regulated power; it is a stock for the long term Jaiprakash group is restructuring its power assets which could make it a formidable force. The parent company, Jaiprakash Associates,...

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BSL is another undervalued textile stock Moneylife was among the first to have identified the turnaround in the textile industry. We had recommended Shree Lakshmi Cotsyn, Garden Silk Mills, Ambika Cotton Mills, Nahar Industries and Sutlej Textiles & Industries in the Moneylife issues of 9th...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu 28 January 2010
The next decade will be exactly like the last one—full of surprises that make a mockery of forecasters. How can you ensure that they do not make a mockery of your investments? Follow these simple investing principles and you will do far better than the so-called experts The Past Is the...

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If the risky moves of Madhucon Projects, the benefits would be huge Infrastructure development may not be progressing as fast as we would like, but the sector still means good business for a lot of companies. Work on highways, irrigation and water-supply projects, dams, sewage treatment...

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GIPCL’s expansion is about to be completed. It will significantly add to its returns Power company stocks have been hot for a while but we have picked a couple of stocks that still have some steam left. Given India’s need for power, this sector will enjoy long-term demand growth. Look at...

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Pratibha Kamath  and   Sanket Dhanorkar 14 January 2010
The after-effects of the massive boom in engineering, real estate and raw materials of 2003-07 and, of course, massive speculation, continue to be reflected in the wealth-creators’ list. Pratibha Kamath and Sanket Dhanorkar pick the toppers    Once again, we present our annual study...

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Surya Pharma is on a growth path We have been impressed by small pharma companies like Aarti Drugs and Ankur Drugs and their performance has justified our recommendation. Here is one more pharma stock to look at. Surya Pharmaceutical manufactures and markets active pharmaceutical ingredients...

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Greaves Cotton makes dull engineering stuff but these are in great demand now The high economic growth rate in India has ensured that a large number of very mundane sectors are doing extremely well. Capital goods, mainly light engineering, is one such sector. An unfancied player in this...

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Swapnil Suvarna  and   Ravi Samalad 06 January 2010
Tata Motors DVR shares are trading at a discount of 40%. If this is a case of market imperfection, it is a huge arbitrage opportunity waiting to be exploited The differential voting rights (DVR) shares of Tata Motors are quoting at a substantial discount to the normal Tata Motors shares....

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Everest Industries is poised to ride the boom in India’s construction sector If India’s economic growth continues, there will be a steady demand for building products such as roofing and steel buildings. Everest Industries operates in these two business segments. Its building products...

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Classic Diamonds was at a high of Rs136 on 11 January 2008. This was when the stock market was at an all-time high. Following the cascading market decline, this stock too collapsed and came down all the way to Rs6.15 on 6 March 2009. It recovered to Rs21 on 5th June, declined thereafter to take...

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