Stock Markets

FDC Heads Gainers In ‘A’ Group

Novartis IndiaBombay Stock Exchange was the top gainer from A group shares on BSE today. It soared up 14.42% to Rs 398.30. Titan Industries, GMDC, GMR Infrastructure and RPL are among the other gainers.
In the year ended March 2007, the company’s net profit slumped 17.93% to Rs 88.55 crore as compared to Rs 107.89 crore in March 2006. The total sales mounted 3.10% to Rs 542.24 crore in the year ended March 2007 versus Rs 525.92 crore in its corresponding period, last year. The company announced the FY 2007 results on 11 May 2007.

Kajaria Ceramics Up On Large Volume

Kajaria Ceramics Ltd.In early trade, Kajaria Ceramics is quoting at Rs 35.70, up

BSE Mid-Cap Index Arrives At New Crest

BSE SensexThe BSE Mid-Cap Index has made fresh all-time highs during this intermediate uptrend. It augmented 33.71 points, or 0.53%, to end at 6,417.90. It also hit a record high of 6435.32 during the day.
The components taking the BSE Mid-Cap Index to an upper rank include Entertainment Network, which increased 20% to Rs 506.60, Novartis India gained 14.42% to Rs 398.30, Honeywell Automation boosted 9.81% to Rs 2060, Lakshmi Energy benefited 9.19% and Titan Industries attained 8.78%. But all these stocks have less than 1% weightage each in the BSE Mid-Cap index.
With the second highest weightage of 1.4% in the BSE Mid-Cap index, GE shipping Company cast off 3.45% to Rs 335.90.

Bonus Issue Plan Excels Suraj Stainless

In afternoon tradeSuraj Stainless Ltd., Suraj Stainless jumped 1.54% to Rs 366.25 after its directors suggested a liberal 2:1 bonus. The company made this declaration during the trading hours.

During the day, the scrip touched an intraday high of Rs 374 and an intraday low of Rs 342.70. There were 2.26 lakh shares for trading on the BSE. During the past one quarter, the scrip has an average daily volume of 18,039. At its existing rate of Rs 366.25, the scrip trades at a PE multiple of 20.80 that is based on its year ended March 2007 EPS of Rs 17.60.

L&T Sizzles On Special Payout Plan

Larsen & Toubro Co. Ltd.

ICICI Stake Sale In Subsidiary Fails To Obtain Govt. Nod

ICICI BankICICI Bank was trading flat at Rs 947.55 as its plan to sell a 5.9 per cent stake in a subsidiary has failed to obtain the government's nod.

During the day, the scrip touched a high of Rs 960 and a low of Rs 940. The current market price of Rs 947.55 brushes off its FY 2007 EPS of Rs 30.7, by a PE multiple of 30.86.

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