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Stocks to Watch, Aug 30: Zee Ent, Zomato, Suzlon, Lupin, Airtel, Unichem

Stocks to Watch today, August 30, 2023: Billionaire Sunil Mittal's backed telecom services provider Airtel Uganda Ltd plans to raise $216 million in an initial public offering (IPO)

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Nikita Vashisht New Delhi
Stocks to Watch on Wednesday, August 30: Domestic equity markets are eyeing a firm start on Wednesday, mirroring an overnight rally in the US where the tech-heavy Nasdaq index gained 1.74 per cent, the S&P 500 climbed 1.45 per cent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.85 per cent.

At 7:45 AM, Gift Nifty was quoting at 19,536, up 25 points from its previous close. This, however, is nearly 200 points higher than Nifty Futures' and Spot levels' previous close.

In Asia, Australian S&P/ASX 200 climbed 1.11 per cent, Japan's Nikkei gained 0.6 per cent, and South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7 per cent each.

Here's a list of stocks that investors will watch out today:

Zee Entertainment: According to reports, Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) will likely hear on Wednesday plea of Punit Goenka, former managing director & chief executive officer of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, against Securities and Exchange Board of India's (Sebi's) confirmatory order. 

On 14 August, Sebi had in its confirmatory order restrained Punit Goenka and his father Subhash Chandra from holding any key managerial position in any listed company or Zee group entity until further orders.

Zomato: After Tiger Global, SoftBank Vision Growth Fund will likely offload 100 million shares of online food delivery platform Zomato through a block deal on Wednesday, according to reports. The size of the deal could be Rs 940 crore.

Bharti Airtel: Billionaire Sunil Mittal's backed telecom services provider Airtel Uganda Ltd, a subsidiary of Airtel Africa plc, plans to raise 800 billion Ugandan shillings (UGX) or $216 million in an initial public offering (IPO), it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Unichem Laboratories: The company has received ANDA approval for its Prasugrel Tablets USP, 5 mg and 10 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market a generic version of Effient (Prasugrel) Tablets, 5 mg and 10 mg, of Cosette Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Prasugrel tablets are indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic CV events (including stent thrombosis) in patients with acute coronary syndrome.  

Karnataka Bank: During its 99th Annual General Meeting, the Board has approved dividend of Rs 5 per share for the financial year 2022-23 (FY23).

Jindal Saw: The Board of Directors, on Tuesday, designated Shradha Jatia and Tripti Arya as Joint Managing Directors in the category of Whole Time Director with immediate effect.  

Maruti Suzuki: Maruti Suzuki India expects to invest around Rs 45,000 crore to double its production capacity to 4 million units annually in the next eight years, company Chairman RC Bhargava said at the company's AGM on Tuesday.

TVS Supply Chain Solutions: The Board of Directors, on Tuesday, approved the appointment of R Dinesh, executive vice chairman, as the Chairman (in executive capacity) of the company with immediate effect. It has also approved the appointment of K. Ananth Krishnan and Narayan K Seshadri as independent directors. 

The Board also approved the cessation of S Mahalingam from the position of chairman and independent director, and resignation of S Ravichandran from the position of non-executive director.

Suzlon: Due to devastating impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic and the resultant disruption of the global supply chain, Suzlon Energy has decided to downsize the 285 MW wind power project, bagged in May 2018, to 168 MW. The project was located at Kutch, Gujarat. 

Lupin: Lupin Pharma Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lupin Limited, launched Propranolol LA (long-acting) capsules, 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, and 160 mg, in Canada. 

Minda Corp: Minda Europe B.V, Netherlands, a non-operative wholly-owned subsidiary company, has been closed voluntarily. The company says it will not impact consolidated financials of Minda Corporation Limited.

Anupam Rasayan: Chemical maker Anupam Rasayan close to acquiring Austria's ESIM Chemicals, reports suggested. Anupam Rasayan has signed exclusivity agreement with ESIM Chemicals for proposed buyout.

ONGC: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation plans to invest Rs 2 trillion ($24.17 billion) on clean energy projects in order to meet its 2038 net-zero carbon emissions goal.

Central Bank of India: Central Bank of India has entered into a strategic co-lending partnership with IKF Home Finance Ltd to offer MSME and home loans at competitive rates.

Gulf Oil Lubricants: In an interview with a TV channel, Ravi Chawla, the managing director and CEO of Gulf Oil Lubricants, said the company is looking to stretch into the EV mobility segment in India and across the globe. This comes after the Hinduja Group company, on Monday, announced acquiring a controlling stake in EV charger maker Tirex Transmission for Rs 103 crore.

Trigyn Technologies: The company has received Letter of Award from Digital India Corporation, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, for award of work for providing technical manpower for LokOS project.

The project duration will be three years from award of work, and further extendable based on the performance. Effectively, the project value is approximately Rs 35 crore (three years) and Rs 65 crore (five years).

Satin Creditcare: The company has issued Commercial Paper of Rs 53 crore on August 29, 2023.

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First Published: Aug 30 2023 | 8:05 AM IST

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