BSE Sensex Historical Performance / Returns Since Inception

Breaking News - ExclusiveThe BSE SENSEX was created in the year 1979 as benchmark to track the Indian Stock Market. Since then 100s of stocks have moved in and out of the SENSEX depending on the Economy. We’d like to present to our esteemed readers the Historical returns BSE SENSEX has delivered since its inception. All the Dates taken into account for calculation are as on March-31st of respective years.

Between 1979 and March 2015, BSE Sensex has delivered a CAGR return of 16.45%. The following chart shows the same on a 1, 3,5,7,10,15,20, and 30 year basis. What does that mean ? If you have invested in SENSEX on April-1st of 2014, by March-2015 you would have gotten a (more…)

BOFA Merrill Lynch SENSEX Target at 54,000

FII Mover and Shaker of Indian Equity market, BOFA Merrill Lynch hosted an investor conference at which ministers in the Narendra Modi Government (Nitin Gadkari and Jayant Sinha), senior bureaucrats and nearly 40 companies participated.

Overweight India – Global Investors are overweight on India. GEM funds are nearly 420 bps overweight India BoFA’s view is that this makes India vulnerable to any near term global correction. India remains the most owned market in GEM by (more…)

Which is the Best PSU Bank worth Investment Grade in India ?

Best PSU Bank in IndiaWeak balance sheet growth and elevated credit costs would keep the profitability of PSU banks subdued. Furthermore, visibility on structural reforms remains poor. Whilst the Government has taken some initiatives, the process appears to be too gradual and it side-steps some of the key objectives of removing the Government’s direct control on PSU banks.

PSU banks’ 3QFY15 results highlighted continued stress on their loan book growth and credit quality. Slowing NII growth (5% YoY) and elevated credit costs (provisions at 1.1% of assets) led to RoA compressing to 0.3% in 3QFY15.

Focus on Structural Reforms
PSU banks, on an average, have lagged their private sector peers significantly over the last decade in terms of profitability and (more…)

Larsen & Toubro – Best Bet on Infrastructure Recovery

Larsen & Toubro – L&T reported weak results with standalone revenue growth of 4.2% versus expectations of 7.5%. EBITDA margins contracted YoY to 10.5% from 11.6% in 3Q FY15 ostensibly on job mix and some orders not crossing the margin recognition threshold.

While L&T, in revenue terms, is larger than India’s next six largest construction companies put together, owing to the fragmented market (L&T’s market share (more…)

Which Stocks Will Benefit from Mission – Namami Ganga of NaMo ?

The River Ganga is considered amongst the holiest rivers in the country with thousands of pilgrims thronging its banks to take a dip. However, the river today holds the infamous distinction of being the fifth most polluted river in the world. The narendra Modi led government has promised to clean up the river and wants to complete the same over the next decade by spending Rs510bn on setting up sewerage plants in 118 towns and villages.

Sewerage treatment opportunity to Clean Ganga
Daily sewerage being generated by 50 cities (more…)

Kotak Bank to be 4th Largest Private Bank after ING Vysya Merger

Kotak 4th Largest Private BankKotak Bank will offer 725 shares for every 1000 shares held in ING Vysya Bank. The swap ratio at current prices implies a valuation of Rs159 bn for ING Vysya Bank (2.1x Sept- 14 BV) and is 2.6% higher than its last closing price. The good part is that Kotak is using its expensive stock currency (4.3x trailing book) to buy an asset at 2xBV. However, lower RoE for ING Vysyawill deplete the RoE for the combined entity and Kotak will have to grow fast to improve RoE over time. The deal will result in 18% dilution for Kotak Bank at current prices.

Kotak Bank will induct one member from ING Vysya Bank on the board of the merged entity. Kotak Bank intends to keep one savings account interest (more…)