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  • 21-Aug-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Strong fundamentals are key to multibagger returns

    Business Standard analyses trends over the past decade through a study of top 200 stocks by market capitalisation with trading history of more than 10 years

  • 16-Aug-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Sales growth plunges to single-digit across sectors

    Automobiles, banks, pharma and software firms growth drivers slowdown in cap goods, construction, power

  • 12-Aug-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Fast-growing sectors foretell consumption story

    India Inc’s decade long strong 20 per cent compounded growth (2002-2012) is led by sectors that foretell consumption story of luxury-prone middle class.

  • 11-Aug-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Strong prices across regions help margins

    Cement companies have maintained robust growth in the first quarter of FY2012-13 on account of strong price realisations. Volume growth was close to 10 per cent, but due to strong cement prices across regions, vale of sales rose by 19 per cent. ...

  • 11-Aug-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Strong prices across regions help margins

    Cement companies have maintained robust growth in the first quarter of FY2012-13 on account of strong price realisations. Volume growth was close to 10 per cent, but due to strong cement prices across regions, vale of sales rose by 19 per cent. ...

  • 05-Aug-2012 | B G Shirsat & Ashok Divase

    Falling rupee hurts India Inc in Q1

    Mark-to-market losses, oil & gas companies drag profits sales growth moderates

  • 27-Jul-2012 | Rajesh Bhayani & B G Shirsat

    Day trading on regulators' radar

    Sebi, FMC considering regulations for disciplining individual investors for intra-day transactions

  • 23-Jul-2012 | B G Shirsat

    India Inc doubles its revenue in five years

    But good performance not uniform across sectors or firms foreign currency borrowing a special drag results for FY12 a mixed bag

  • 14-Jul-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Mark-to-market loss may hurt profit growth

    First quarter results of the pharmaceutical sector are expected to be a mixed bag. A weak rupee will shore up earnings at the operating level, while profit growth is likely to get affected due to foreign exchange (forex) losses.

  • 12-Jul-2012 | B G Shirsat & Ashok Divase

    Cement firms cut production, increase prices to protect margins

    The cement business for major players is expected to be profitable in the first quarter of this financial year, backed by an increase in cement prices and higher volume growth on a low base.

  • 11-Jul-2012 | B G Shirsat & Ashok Divase

    Poor show to continue

    Base metal and steel companies are expected to report decline in operating margins and net profit in the first quarter of the current financial year, on account of a 5-10 per cent drop in metal prices in the international markets.

  • 08-Jul-2012 | B G Shirsat & Ashok Divase

    Weak sales, profit growth to hurt

    Oil marketing and metal companies expected to be the main drags in India Inc¿s performance

  • 02-Jul-2012 | B G Shirsat & Rajesh Bhayani

    Re fall to hit India Inc's margins by Rs 11k cr

    Embedded redemption premium and 36 per cent depreciation in five years will realise forex losses worth Rs 6,720 crore

  • 25-Jun-2012 | B G Shirsat & Rajesh Bhayani

    RIL pulls India Inc capex growth to 8-year low

    Slowing seen across sectors fall due to transfer of rights to partner, delay in clearances, says RIL

  • 31-May-2012 | B G Shirsat & Rajesh Bhayani

    India Inc's sales growth rate at 10-qtr low

    The fourth-quarter sales growth at 10.3 per cent for manufacturing and software services companies (excluding oil marketing companies, refineries and banks) confirm a demand slowdown for India Inc.

  • 29-May-2012 | B G Shirsat & Abhijit Lele

    Banks' net interest margins to remain under pressure

    Private banks do better, manage to maintain it through a business mix

  • 03-May-2012 | B G Shirsat & Rajesh Bhayani

    In lean times, dividend payouts play big role

    According to data, dividends constitute a large portion of the actual returns from equity investments

  • 02-May-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Sales growth down, margins subdued in Mar quarter

    Some cost savings but not enough to offset low demand, which is hurting pricing power

  • 26-Apr-2012 | B G Shirsat & Rajesh Bhayani

    Commodities, metals sliding for weeks

    Slowing demand growth in China, developed world keep near-term outlook bearish

  • 22-Apr-2012 | B G Shirsat

    For steel & base metal firms, fourth quarter to be stronger sequentially

    Profitability of steel and base metal companies is expected to improve during the March quarter, compared to the previous quarter, on the back of decreasing prices of key inputs and stable domestic prices. Operating margin may go up by 50 basis ...

  • 22-Apr-2012 | B G Shirsat

    For steel & base metal firms, fourth quarter to be stronger sequentially

    Profitability of steel and base metal companies is expected to improve during the March quarter, compared to the previous quarter, on the back of decreasing prices of key inputs and stable domestic prices. Operating margin may go up by 50 basis ...

  • 19-Apr-2012 | B G Shirsat

    Cement firms' net growth may ease

    After posting strong growth in the first three quarters of financial year 2011-12, cement companies are expected to post only a moderate increase in net profit in the fourth quarter.

  • 17-Apr-2012 | B G Shirsat & Ashok Divase

    Analysts see no fireworks in Q4 numbers

    As demand slows, India Inc focuses on maximising profit, not sales

  • 15-Apr-2012 | B G Shirsat

    F&O players expected mute guidance by Infosys

    The trading in Infosys’ April futures on the National Stock Exchange, a day before the results suggests futures and options (F&O) players were expecting muted guidance. The April futures had settled three per cent lower compared to the ...

  • 11-Apr-2012 | Rajesh Bhayani & B G Shirsat

    Nifty futures open interest hits a five-year low

    Given post-Budget regulatory uncertainty, FIIs leverage also see significant fall