Investing Ideas – 3 of 2018

Before I get to the post, I need to clarify a couple of things. Over the last three months, I have changed my selection criteria for recommending stocks. While I believe the markets (globally) have entered the ‘euphoria’ phase of the current move, there is no way of knowing how long this period will last and how stretched it will be. Hence, I am loath to timing the market. As we enter another earnings season, an additional cause for caution […]

Investing Idea – 2 of 2018

CONCOR Graph Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) is a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) whose object is to provide efficient and reliable multimodal logistics and support for the country’s Export-Import (EXIM), and domestic trade and commerce. The shareholding pattern and Key Metrics are shown below: CONCOR Shareholding Pattern CONCOR Key Metrics Investment Thesis CONCOR  is a multimodal player in the Indian logistics ecosystem. How does one interpret the word ‘multimodal’? Multimodal would mean one that involves several modes of transport. […]

Investing Idea – 1 of 2018

NLC India Limited NLC India Limited (NLC) is the new name for the public sector behemoth Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited. Existing Business NLC operates two primary segments, (1) Mines and (2) Power. Under the Mines segment, the company is presently working four lignite mines in the state of Tamil Nadu and one lignite mine in the state of Rajasthan. Under the Power segment, NLC is operating four thermal power stations at Neyveli (Tamil Nadu). At the same time, NLC is […]

Performance Analysis – 2016 and 2017

 Performance Analysis Insider Sentiments as a product and advisory service completes two years in April 2018. However, I prefer to look at it calendar-year wise. Hence, what I have done is to compute the year-wise returns from the recommendations, as also the combined returns. The methodology used for computing returns is as follows: I have used the Nifty 500 as the benchmark for comparison purposes. If one had invested in the Nifty 500 at the closing price as on 31st December […]

Insider Sentiments – 10 of 2017

Insider Sentiments – 10 of 2017 – Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited Graph Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited (AHEL) is well entrenched in the business of providing healthcare services and infrastructure facilities to India’s teeming millions. Today Apollo is a brand that is synonymous with healthcare in India. AHEL is a pioneer of corporate healthcare in India and was founded by Prathap C Reddy in 1979. AHEL has its headquarters in Chennai, and they have beds across 70 hospitals. AHEL also runs […]

Insider Sentiments – 9 of 2017

Insider Sentiments – 9 of 2017 Maharashtra  Seamless Limited MSL Historical Graph Maharashtra Seamless Limited (MSL) is a leading player in the seamless pipe industry and is part of the D.P.Jindal group. MSL was incorporated on 10 May 1988 and has plant locations in Maharashtra and Rajasthan. The seamless pipes manufactured by MSL result in import substitution and a saving of precious foreign exchange. MSL is a net foreign exchange earner for the country. Apart from catering to the domestic […]

Insider Sentiments – 8 of 2017

Elecon Engineering Company Limited is a Small-Cap engaged in the business of manufacture of Industrial Machinery. Elecon is involved in the manufacture of Industrial Gears, Power Transmission and labor-less Material Handling Equipment. It provides support to growth sectors such as fertilizer, cement, coal, power generation, mining, chemical, steel, port-mechanization, minerals & metals. It is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)(ELECON) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (505700). The Key Metrics are shown below. Historical Background Elecon Group was […]

Insider Sentiments – 7 of 2017

LG Balakrishnan & Bros Ltd L.G.Balakrishnan & Bros Limited (LGB) was founded in 1937 as a transport Company and has evolved today into a major manufacturer of chains, sprockets and metal formed parts for automotive applications. LGB has its corporate office in Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. It has five plants that manufacture drive chains, machined and precision equipment and rolled steel products. LGB is the premier manufacturer of automotive chains under the familiar brand name ‘ROLON’. Business Highlights, […]

Insider Sentiments – 6 of 2017

CCL Products (India) Limited  Continental  Coffee Limited, now known as CCL Products (India) Limited is an Export Oriented Unit (EOU), founded in the year 1994. CCL is engaged in the manufacture of soluble coffee powder (instant coffee) and related coffee products. Their plant is located in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. Business & Prospects Despite the fact that ’instant coffee’ has been available for many years, its convenience ensures that the demand for the same continues to be robust. The […]

Investing Ideas 2

Subex Limited Subex is a turnaround story with a twist. That’s why the price is languishing at Rs. 10.20 for a stock which has a face value of Rs. 10. Background Information Subex was founded by Subhash Menon. Subex accumulated massive debt, partly from its decision to buy a Canadian Telecom firm by the name of Syndesis for US$ 170 million in January 2007. It was Subex’s seventh and last acquisition. Menon was advised against using equity for the purchase […]