PSU stocks rally may pressure government for disinvestment
PSU stocks have rallied in recent times, which could pressure the government to disinvest in these companies in the run up to the 2023 state elections and 2024 general elections, according to Jefferies.
The brokerage firm said that the government may need to boost social spending ahead of the elections, which could lead to a sharp increase in expenses. A PSU rally could raise the chances of disinvestment in the near-term, as the government would need to raise funds to meet these expenses.
Jefferies also noted that a slowing nominal GDP and rising oil prices could restrict tax revenue surprise, making it difficult to trim expenditures in an election year.
The brokerage firm is cautious on the overall markets for the near-term, given higher global yields, rising crude prices, and rich valuations. They have trimmed weight on mid-cap industrial and property plays and shifted focus towards laggards or cash.
In their India Model Portfolio, they remain ‘overweight’ on financials, telecom, industrials, utilities, and materials. On the contrary, they are ‘underweight’ on IT, energy, consumer staples, and consumer discretionary, with a ‘neutral’ stance for healthcare.
- 22 Sep
Technical Analysis Report for Nifty and Three Buy Calls
The Nifty index has been on a strong uptrend in the past three weeks, but it has recently retraced some of those gains. It is now expected to oscillate within the 19,605 to 19,878 range over the next few sessions. Three stocks that look good for buying over the next 2-3 weeks are Havells India, KSB, and Gujarat Ambuja Exports. All three stocks have strong bullish momentum and are trading above their key moving averages.
- 22 Sep
Maruti Suzuki Stock Gains on Bullish Stance from Global Brokerages
Maruti Suzuki stock gains on bullish stance from global brokerages Shares of Maruti Suzuki India surged on Friday after global brokerages Citi and Morgan Stanley maintained bullish stance on the counter. Both brokerages cited the company's improving product mix and attractive valuation as key reasons for their optimism. In addition, Maruti Suzuki reported strong sales performance in August 2023, with total domestic sales jumping 14 percent year-on-year and sale of utility vehicles jumping 118 percent year-on-year. Overall, the bullish stance from global brokerages and the company's strong sales performance are providing a boost to Maruti Suzuki stock.
- 22 Sep
PNB Gilts Hits Upper Circuit on Inclusion of Indian Bonds in JPMorgan Index
Shares of PNB Gilts hit upper circuit on September 22, 2023, following news that India's inclusion in JPMorgan's bond index is seen driving billions of dollars of inflows. The index provider will add Indian bonds to its widely-tracked emerging market index starting June 28, 2024. PNB Gilts is a primary dealer in government securities and other fixed-income instruments. The inclusion of Indian bonds in JPMorgan's index is expected to attract significant foreign inflows, which is likely to benefit PNB Gilts and other primary dealers in government securities.
- 22 Sep
Indian Bond Markets to Remain Stable in Near Term After JPMorgan Inclusion
Indian bond markets are expected to remain stable in the near term after JPMorgan's inclusion of India in its widely tracked emerging market debt index, according to BlackRock's head of Asia Pacific fixed income, Neeraj Seth. Seth expects inflows of around $20 billion to $25 billion into India after the maximum weight threshold is achieved on the GBI-EM index. Given the size of the global government bond market, this is relatively small and is unlikely to have a significant impact on volatility.
- 22 Sep
Indian market drops on September 22 despite inclusion of Indian bonds in JP Morgan index
Indian benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty fell for the fourth consecutive day on September 22, despite the inclusion of Indian bonds in the JP Morgan Government Bond Index-Emerging Markets (GBI-EM) global index suite from June 2024. The market is expected to remain volatile in the near term, with key support at 19,600 for Nifty.