share buyback

The share buyback spree continues…

A share buyback occurs when a company purchases some of its shares in the open market and retires these outstanding shares. This can be a great thing for shareholders because after the share buyback, they each will own a bigger portion of the company, and therefore a bigger portion of its cash flow and earnings. Big technology companies such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra & HCL …

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cautiously optimistic 2019

Remain cautiously optimistic in 2019

Positive profit growth outlook, steady mutual fund flows, reasonable valuations & macro-economic indicators remaining stable augurs well for the markets. Short term investors should remain cautious as markets could be extremely volatile in the next couple of months but any intermittent volatility should be used as an opportunity by patient investors with medium to long term outlook to accumulate good quality stocks.

Indian equities 2018

2018- Reality check for indian equities

The year 2018 proved to be a tough one for Indian equities with the SENSEX clocking minor gains of 6% as against 28% in 2017. On the contrary the BSE 500 posted 3% negative return against a gain of 36% in 2017. For broader markets, the year proved a dampener as the BSE Midcap index plunged 13% and Small …

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Union Budget

Union Budget 2019 expectations

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is all set to present the sixth union budget on 1st February 2019. Given that the general elections are due in a couple of months, the budget will be interim budget and not a full budget. However, keeping decisions like demonetization and GST in mind, a few surprises can be on …

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GIC Housing Finance

GIC Housing Finance Ltd – Growing outreach

GIC Housing Finance Ltd (GICHFL) incorporated in 1989, is a housing finance company initially started with the name “GIC Grih Vitta Ltd” which was later changed to its present name in 1993. Promoted by General Insurance Corporation of India along with its subsidiaries National Insurance Co Ltd, The New India Assurance Co Ltd, The Oriental Insurance Co Ltd & …

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Equity markets

Equity markets in election mood

Equity markets have largely been range bound over the last month between 10,200 and 10,800. Though frontline stocks have largely been in a range, mid & small cap stocks have continued on the downward trend. This has been specially been happening in PSU stocks. With Congress doing better than expected in the just concluded state …

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Liquid Fund

Liquid Fund vs Savings & Current Account

For most investors & corporates, saving & current bank account becomes the preferred destination to park their short term surplus funds. Further, even when they need to build a contingency fund, they cannot think of better havens. The reason for such a decision might be lack of awareness or a time crunch. However, leaving your …

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Past returns

Past returns are irrelevant after re-categorization of mutual funds

Whenever we select a mutual fund to invest in or decide to continue with a certain fund we always give a lot of weight to the past performance of returns. In fact, most decisions are always made on the basis of returns. In order to enable investors to make accurate comparisons of schemes, SEBI introduced …

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suprajit engineering

Suprajit Engineering Ltd- Consolidating Leadership

Suprajit Engineering Ltd is the largest manufacturer of cables in India other than manufacturing instrument panels catering to most of the automotive OEMs. Through Phoenix Lamps it is also the market leader in automotive lighting in India. The product range includes automotive cables for brake, clutch, throttle, starting, gear shift, choke, speedometer, tachometer, window regulator, …

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total return index

What is total return index?

The total return index (TRI) is a type of equity index that tracks both the capital gains and assumes that any cash distributions, such as dividends, are reinvested back into the index. Looking at an index’s total return displays a more accurate representation of the index’s performance. By assuming dividends are reinvested, you effectively account for stocks in an index that do …

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