Sunday, November 28, 2010
Investors with a long-term perspective of at least two-three years can consider applying at cut off in the follow-on public offer (FPO) of The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), the country's largest shipper (35 per cent share) in terms of Indian flagged tonnage.
Investors can consider phased exposure to the stock of Everest Kanto Cylinder, a high pressure cylinder manufacturer. At the current price of 97, the stock trades at 11 times its expected consolidated per share earnings for FY-12. The jump in volume sales in India and in its Dubai unit, lower costs of operations anticipated for new capacities and depletion of high-cost inventory augur for improvement of earnings from FY-12. Investors would need at least a two-year perspective to benefit from macro opportunities arising from CNG city gas distribution and Euro IV norms. Given the present market volatility, the stock can be accumulated in phases, on dips.
The outlook for PowerGrid has turned negative. As long as PowerGrid rules below Rs 109, it would face stiff resistance. The stock finds an immediate resistance at Rs 103 and support at Rs 95. A close below Rs 95 could weaken it to Rs 84 initially and then to Rs 72-73. Only a close above Rs 109 would change the outlook to positive.
Investors could consider applying to the IPO of Indian manganese producer MOIL India, which appears attractively priced given its quality ore reserves, low operating costs and booming domestic market. At the higher end of the offer price band with the retail discount factored in (Rs 356.25), the company would trade at an EV/EBIDTA ratio of 4.6 times and 10.5 times its trailing 12-month earnings. The enterprise valuation is at a discount to global peers such as Eramet and Eurasia Natural Resources.