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Shares of YES Bank have rallied 6% to Rs 255 on the BSE in early morning trade after the private sector lender appointed US-based headhunter Korn Ferry to assist the bank’s committee in its selection of the new managing director & chief executive officer (MD & CEO).
The bank had announced that it would find a successor to MD & CEO Rana Kapoor whose term was cut short by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). READ MORE Motilal Oswal Securities on Zee Entertainment
We assign P/E of 30x (seven-year average) to FY20E EPS of 19.8 – a 15% discount to three-year average multiple due to the threat from the digital media space – to arrive at a target price of INR600. Strong earnings growth, healthy RoIC and cash generation should support Zee5 and allay concerns about long-term earnings visibility, in our view. Maintain Buy. Reliance Securities on TCS
TCS’ improved visibility in BFSI and Retail along with healthy outlook in other key verticals drives our underlying confidence on the business. With Digital contribution rising to >28%, healthy growth in this segment will move the needle meaningfully going forward.
High pay-outs (100% of FCF) to shareholders in the form of share buy-backs along with improving business visibility will ensure the stock remains at elevated valuations. Upwardly revising our EPS estimates by 2-3% (factoring in INR/USD rate of Rs70 vs. Rs67.50 earlier), we maintain our BUY recommendation on the stock with a revised Target Price of Rs2,260 (from Rs2,170 earlier)
The benchmark indices are trading higher with the Nifty50 reclaiming 10,400 levels as
rupee rose against US Dollar amid steady Asian peers.
The rupee was also trading firm, up 29 paise at 73.83 per dollar from its previous close.
Amid stock specific action, shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) were down 3.5% to Rs 1,911 on the BSE in early morning trade in an otherwise firm market after the company reported a lower than expected revenue growth of 3.7% in constant currency (CC) terms in September quarter on the sequential basis. The Street was estimating revenue growth of 4% in CC terms for the quarter. Among other results, Hindustan Unilever, Kotak Mahindra Bank are likely to announce their Q2 earnings during the day.
YES Bank, on the other hand, rallied 6% to Rs 255 on the BSE in early morning trade after the private sector lender appointed US-based headhunter Korn Ferry to assist the bank’s committee in its selection of the new managing director & chief executive officer (MD & CEO).
On macro front, India’s industrial production (IIP) data for August and retail inflation (CPI) prints for September will be released today. Industrial production grew 6.6 per cent in July. Retail inflation eased to a 10-month low of 3.69 per cent in August. The numbers may come slightly higher owing to falling
rupee and rising
After plunging to 19-month low on Thursday Asian shares appears tentative on Friday, holding steady after a nine-day losing streak, but sentiment frailed after Wall Street shares crumbled and expectations of market volatility shot up to an eight-month high. Worries about the economic impact of a Sino-US trade war, a spike in US bond yields this week and caution ahead of earnings seasons are all cited as potential reasons behind the selloff, the biggest market rout since February.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 per cent after the opening of South Korea and Australian markets, a day after it fell 3.6 per cent to hit 1-and-a-1/2 year low. Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.6 per cent.
The US S&P 500 lost 2.06 per cent on Thursday to a three-month low, following on from a 3.29 per cent drop on Wednesday.
(with Reuters inputs)