Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The stock is has broken a long term downtrend and closed just above the 50-day moving average. However, the break-out has not been decisive and one requires following up the stock action in the next few days. If there is any decisive technical break out, NTPC may move towards its next targets of 215, 225 and 235.

As per the technical chart, NTPC is in an interesting point.

The stock is having a strong support around 185-196 levels and one can keep stop loss limits around these levels.

With best wishes

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Areva T&D India Ltd - Technical Break Out

The Company belongs to Electric Utilities Industry. It has given an important technical break out in the last week.

DQ Entertainment – Listing on 29 March 2010

Allotment in the Block Buster IPO stock DQ Entertainment has been done last week and the listing is to be on 29.03.2010. There are strong expectations of a good amount of premium on listing. Grey market websites indicate a premium up to Rs.60.00 per share.

With best wishes

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Persistent Systems Ltd – IPO – Invest at Cut-off

Persistent Systems is a pure play Outsourced software Product Development (OPD) services company. The company is different from other IT companies as it caters to Independent Software Vendors (ISV) as well as smaller product development companies. Persistent Systems offers its customers OPD services that help them reduce time-to-market, better the quality of their products, improve predictability and reliability of the engineering process and helping them lower their over-all product engineering costs. As a result, client stickiness is higher than other IT companies.

Investment Arguments

Healthy balance sheet

Aggressive expansion plans

Continued interest from VC firms

Dedicated client base

Key Risks

Dependence on US market

Expiry of tax holidays

I feel that the company has the management expertise and the necessary cash to pave the path for aggressive growth in the years to come. Persistent Systems continuously spends in R&D to better its technical skill sets. It appears to be attractively priced considering the potential upside due to capacity addition and earnings in the long term. Even from a long-term perspective also, the company can provide significant returns.

I feel that one can invest in this company at cut-off price (Price Band Rs.290-310)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


NMDC Ltd, a navaratna Public Sector Company, has come out with a Follow-on Public Offer. The issue details are hereunder.

Issue Period - March 10, 2010 to March 12, 2010
Issue Size - 33,22,43,200 Equity Shares
Issue Type - 100% Book Building
Face Value - Rs. 1/-
Price Range - Rs.300 to Rs.350
Tick Size - Re. 1/-
Market Lot - 20 Equity Shares
Minimum Order Quantity - 20 Equity Shares
Maximum Subscription Amount for Retail Investor - Rs.100000
IPO Market Timings - 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The pricing is considered to be aggressive and the market would have been happier had the price been fixed in the range of Rs.250-Rs.300. There has been a poor response for the issue so far.

I am of the view that one can look into the issue with a long term perspective and bid at the lower band price considering the facts that NMDC is a low cost producer of Iron Ore having strong competitive advantages and the prospects of the iron ore industry which will benefit from a strong economic growth. The company is having a high RoNW and consistent growth in earnings. Future plans of NMDC to indulge in steel and power production, though associated with risks, may add to the earnings of the company.

Happy Investing

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