SBI Life Insurance Company: This life insurance company’s promoter Ca Emerald Investments cut its stake by 4.2% selling 4.2 crore shares. This share sale invited a host of foreign institutional investors (FIIs), domestic institutional investors (DIIs), and sovereign wealth funds. Among the top buyers - Axis Mutual Fund, HDFC Life Insurance Company, the Government of Singapore, Societe Generale, and the Vanguard Fund.
Caplin Point Laboratories: This pharmaceutical company’s stock is up by nearly 30% in one month and is 8% off its 52-week high. Its valuations remain cheap as the company’s trailing 12-month price to earnings ratio is 18.2, below the average historical PE of 27.9 times, putting it in the neutral zone.
Happiest Minds Technologies: This IT services stock is buzzing ahead of its Q4 results. In one week, the share is up by 14%. The Q4 results will be declared on 13 May.
Deepak Nitrite: This commodity chemicals company reported a 39% growth YoY in revenues and a 68% jump in net profits. However, some brokers are not convinced. In a report post the Q4 earnings, HDFC Securities downgraded its rating on the company to ‘Sell’ from ‘Add’ expecting no further growth in phenolic production and declining prices of isopropyl alcohol, a chemical used to produce sanitizers. The brokerage’s target price is at a downside of 14% against the market price.
Indian Energy Exchange: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) are accumulating this power trading company’s stock, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) are exiting. At the close of the March 2021 quarter, FIIs held a 37% stake in the company, against 29% in the previous quarter. On the other hand, DIIs sold 1.3 crore shares decreasing their holding in the company by 22% QoQ in Q4.