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Superstar Investor Alert: Azim Premji-associated market funds add two portfolio companies in Q1


Private funds that invest on behalf of Wipro founder chairman Azim Premji picked up two new portfolio companies and likely exited one in the three months ended June 30, 2021.

The investment entities bet on multiplex operator Inox Leisure and tractor maker Escorts, buying a 1.49% and 1.37% stake, respectively, as per shareholding disclosures for the quarter.

The bet on Inox Leisure last quarter is probably based on the expectation of opening of cinema chains as the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic started receding after a spike in infection cases in April, especially in North India. Inox Leisure’s share price lost two-thirds of their value by May 2020 from the peak in February last year. It has doubled from its lows but it still has some road to cover to get back to the previous peak.

At the same time, the funds trimmed its holding or likely exited its investment in hospital chain Narayana Hrudayalaya. An investment entity under PremjiInvest, the family office of Premji that invests in both public and private markets through separate investment vehicles, held a 1.13% stake in the hospital chain but sold some or all of its stake last quarter.

Companies need to disclose public shareholders’ name with or over 1% stake in listed companies. Premji’s investment fund does not figure among the list.
Meanwhile, the funds trimmed their holding in three companies—Kolkata-based fast-moving consumer goods company Emami, Tata Group’s publicly listed retail arm Trent, and Zydus Wellness.
In Zydus, where it is invested via two entities, it trimmed stake of one and raised exposure via the other, even as cumulatively it marginally decreased its stake.

On the plus side, its holding rose marginally in Tube Investments Ltd. It also topped up its exposure to auto component maker Craftsman Automation last quarter.

Factoring out the investment entities’ stake in group flagship Wipro, they own a stake worth at least Rs 2,444 crore currently, based on the shareholding as of June 30. The actual figure is expected to be higher as they may also be owning a small stake in several companies that may not be in the public domain as listed firms do not separately disclose name of shareholders if they hold less than 1%.

PremjiInvest, which manages both private investment and public market funds for Premji, is one of the larger professionally managed family offices active in the stock market. It has a portfolio of at least nine third-party companies in its basket.Some other companies in its portfolio include Future Lifestyle Fashions and Future Retail.

Companies whose shares it had sold in the past include dairy company Parag Milk Foods, Tata group’s engineering and white goods company Voltas, private lender DCB Bank and JK Lakshmi Cement.
It is also an active private market investor with exposure to both startups as well as mature companies.

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5 BTST Stock Ideas: September 8



5paisa analysts bring the best intraday ideas, short-term ideas and long-term ideas for you. In the morning we provide best momentum stocks to buy or sell, while in the last trading hour we provide buy today sell tomorrow (BTST) ideas.

Here are the 5 buy today sell tomorrow (BTST) ideas for today (September 8)


BTST Idea 1: BUY


Current Market Price (CMP): 429            
Stop Loss (SL): 425         

Target Price (TP): 440    

BTST Idea 2: BUY


Current Market Price (CMP): 6735          

Stop Loss (SL): 6670

Target Price (TP): 6875 

BTST Idea 3: BUY


Current Market Price (CMP): 3274

Stop Loss (SL): 3262

Target Price (TP): 3300

BTST Idea 4: BUY


Current Market Price (CMP): 243

Stop Loss (SL): 240    

Target Price (TP): 252

BTST Idea 5: BUY


Current Market Price (CMP): 386

Stop Loss (SL): 381

Target Price (TP): 399

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India1 Payments joins IPO queue, submits DRHP to SEBI


India1 Payments Ltd has filed its draft red herring prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Board of India to launch its initial public offering (IPO), joining a long list of companies going public amid bullish investor sentiment.

The white-label ATM operator aims to raise Rs 150 crore by issuing new shares in the IPO. The public offering also includes an offer for sale of 1.03 crore shares by its promoters and investors, according to the DRHP.

While the Banktech Group will sell 1 lakh shares, Singapore’s BTI Payments will offload up to 25.08 lakh shares. The other selling shareholders are India Advantage Fund S3 I (49.94 lakh shares), India Advantage Fund S4 I 24.86 lakh shares, and Dynamic India Fund S4 US (2.16 lakh equity shares). These three funds are affiliates of ICICI Venture.

The company may also seek to raise Rs 30 crore via a pre-IPO placement of shares.

India1 Payments plans to use the net proceeds from the fresh issue to repay debt, finance tis capital expenditure requirements to setup ATMs in India, and for general corporate purposes.

India1 Payments’ business

India1 Payments, promoted by the Banktech Group, was incorporated in 2006. ICICI Venture invested in the company in 2013.

The Bengaluru-based company is a leading independent non-bank ATM operator in India. As of June 30, 2021, it operated a network of 8,520 ATMs across 14 states and union territories. Its brands these as “india1ATM”.

The company business is focused on semi-urban and rural areas where it has set up 7,619 ATMs, or nearly 90% of the total. It reached the milestone of operating 9,000 ATMs in August 2021, according to the DRHP.

In the six months ended June 30, 2021, the company processed an average of 24 million transactions per month on its ATM network.

India1 Payments’ financial performance

The company’s revenue from operations jumped to Rs 317.6 crore for the year through March 2021 from Rs 256 crore for 2019-20 and Rs 229.3 crore the year before.

The company eked out a profit before tax of Rs 2.16 crore for 2020-21, compared with a loss of Rs 8.6 crore and Rs 29.3 crore for the two previous years.

It also swung to a profit after tax of Rs 3.3 crore for 2020-21 from a loss of Rs 5.86 crore the year before, thanks to a tax writeback.

JM Financial, Edelweiss Financial Services and IIFL Securities are the merchant bankers managing the IPO.

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IRCTC takes off from train tracks to skies. What should investors do?


Indian Railways gave up on steam engines a long time ago but a company it spawned as an enabler for its humongous captive ticketing requirement has recorded a ten-fold jump in its value in the last two years.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has emerged as arguably the best-performing PSU stock in recent years and a play on business interest beyond its core e-ticketing operations.

IRCTC has grabbed investors’ interest looking at a sharp revival in rail movement as the fast-accelerating vaccination programme in the country has arrested the arrival of the ‘third wave’ of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company now commands a market capitalisation of over $7 billion and is among the top 100 companies by valuation.

The company’s stock price is currently trading around Rs 3,300 apiece, more than 10 times the level at which it went public in 2019. It is reacting to multiple triggers, including a stock split that would add to liquidity in the stock, an expected surge in rail travel as pandemic concerns recede and its non-ticketing businesses that have become equally attractive.

IRCTC’s performance

In a report last month, IIFL Securities noted that IRCTC’s first-quarter performance was resilient and it remained profitable despite the 28% quarter-on-quarter revenue decline due to the lockdowns.

IRCTC management have said that ticketing volumes are now 30% above pre-Covid levels aided by movement from unreserved to second-class sitting segment of railways.

IIFL Securities said last month the stock was fairly valued at Rs 2,630 levels. It raised its earnings per share (EPS) estimate for 2021-22 by 46% on faster recovery from Covid-19 secondwave but maintained FY23 EPS. “We estimate 23% EPS CAGR over FY20-23 driven by healthy ticketing volumes and higher packaged drinking water capacity,” it said.

According to Jinesh Joshi of PrabhudasLiladhar, IRCTC is likely to surpass its pre-Covid bookings in 2021-22 due to an improvement in its ticketing business.“Earnings optionality arising from railway privatization and non-convenience income act as additional levers,” Joshi said.

IRCTC stock outlook

The heady valuations—thecompany is trading close to 177 times its trailing net profit—putsit in a sensitive zone. However, several analysts expect even more action in the counter. Some even expect it to rise another 50% by March-September 2023.

Sumeet Bagadia of Choice Broking said the stock has given fresh breakout at Rs 3,000 levels. “One can buy this Indian Railways’ PSU counter for immediate to short-term target of Rs 3,200 to Rs 3,400. However, one must maintain stop loss at Rs 2,800 while taking this position in IRCTC shares.”

Santosh Meena of Swastika Investmart says the stock has crossed the psychological level of Rs 3,000 and the correction due to Covid-19 was a great opportunity for portfolio investors to latch onto it.

“The reopening theme is getting momentum whereas it has a tailwind of stock split news. The railways’ asset monetization plan is another trigger for its re-rating. The bullish momentum may continue while Rs 3,070 to Rs 3,100 is an immediate resistance zone; above this, it is likely to head towards the Rs 3,300 level.”

Meena also said that if the stock witnesses any profit booking from the Rs 3,070-3,100 resistance zone, then Rs 2,775-2,700 will be a good buying zone.

Ravi Singhal of GCL Securities says the stock can move to Rs 5,000 in 18-24 months, and attributes the price rally to the company's aggressive focus on its hospitality business.

Singhal says the market feels that IRCTC is trying to emerge as an end-to-end solution provider in the hospitality business as it has been joining hands with aviation and surface transport service providers as well as hotels.

“It is also aggressively focusing on its food-supply business by inking deals with local food-chain players. So, IRCTC is no more going to remain just an e-ticket platform,” Singhal said.

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Ganesh Chaturthi: These Nifty 50 stocks have gained the most since last year

by 5paisa Research Team 08/09/2021

Even as India gets ready to celebrate the upcoming festive season, with Ganesh Chaturthi just around the corner, the benchmark stock market indices have been zooming ahead. 

While the 30-stock BSE Sensex has breached the 58,000 mark, the National Stock Exchange’s Nifty 50, which tracks the 50 most valuable companies in the Indian stock market, has gone past the 17,000 level. 

Both benchmark indices have surged more than 50% since last year’s Ganesh Chaturthi, and it looks like the party is not likely to end anytime soon.

So, which stocks have performed the best between Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 and this year?

To gauge this, we looked at the stock price data between August 21, 2020, which was the last trading day before Ganesh Chaturthi last year, and September 7, 2021.

An analysis of stock price data shows that steel and metal stocks have done exceptionally well over the past year.

Top Nifty 50 gainers

The best-performing stock among the Nifty 50 pack has been Tata Steel, which has seen its price rise more than 233%. JSW Steel is also among the top five, shooting up 142% in the same period. 

In fact, the opening up of the economy following last year’s lockdowns, has meant that the metals and mining sectors are back in the reckoning. Another metal company in the top-10 list is Aditya Birla Group’s aluminium unit Hindalco, with its share price going up 135% in just over a year. 

Apart from mining and steel shares, cement seems to have been a favourite with Grasim and Ultratech Cement seeing their prices go up by 129% and 91%, respectively. 

Grasim is a holding company of the Aditya Birla Group. It is one of India's top producers of viscose staple fibre, chlor-alkali and linen. It is also the parent of UltraTech and financial services company Aditya Birla Capital Ltd

Other Nifty 50 counters that have seen their prices more than double since August 21 last year are the Bajaj twins—Bajaj Finserv and Bajaj Finance —as well as Wipro, India’s third-largest software services exporter. 
Tata Motors, India’s biggest automaker by revenue, and Adani Ports, India’s biggest port operator, are also among the top gainers. 

The banking sector, too, has joined in the festivities led by State Bank of India, the nation’s biggest lender. The scrips of ICICI Bank and IndusInd Bank also nearly doubled in value over this period.

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BTST Trading Tips for Today: 8th September, 2021


5paisa analysts bring the best intraday ideas, short-term ideas and long-term ideas for you. In the morning we provide best momentum stocks to buy or sell, while in the last trading hour we provide buy today sell tomorrow (BTST) ideas.

BTST Trading Stocks for Today


- Current Market Price: Rs. 429

- Stop Loss: 425

- Target 1: 440

2. Naukri

- Current Market Price: Rs. 6,735

- Stop Loss: Rs. 6,670

- Target: Rs. 6,875


- Current Market Price: Rs. 3,274

- Stop Loss: Rs. 3,262

- Target: Rs. 3,300


- Current Market Price: Rs. 243

- Stop Loss: Rs. 240

- Target: Rs. 252


- Current Market Price: Rs. 386

- Stop Loss: Rs. 381

- Target: Rs. 399