Motilal Oswal's research report on LIC Housing Finance
Our strategist recently increased the weightage of LIC Housing Finance (LICHF) in our model portfolio. In our view, after a span of two years, the business environment is turning favorable for LICHF. With liquidity tightening,
Banking and financial services stocks have been key drivers of the current rally that has led benchmark indices to fresh six-month highs. The up move has been fuelled by hopes of Modi's return at the Centre and renewed FII inflow.
Bank Nifty has rallied 10 percent in March so far and f
Shares of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) are down about 9% since the casino giant released mixed second quarter numbers on July 25th. Its revenue rose 6% annually to $3.3 billion, which beat expectations by $20 million but represented its slowest growth in seven quarters.
Its hold-normalized adjusted earnings per share grew 23% to $0.76 but missed estimates by three cents. On a GAAP basis, earnings....More>>>
Warren Buffett proposed investing $3 billion in Uber Technologies Inc. earlier this year, but the talks fell apart following disagreements over the terms and size of the deal, people familiar with the matter said.
The now-dead Uber transaction is reminiscent of the winning bet Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. made on Goldman Sachs Group Inc. during the financial crisis. Buffett invested....More>>>
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) stands at a crossroads. The world’s largest casino company has not built a new casino since it completed its 6th casino in China in 2016. Now, Las Vegas Sands stock finds itself in decline as a U.S.-China trade war concerns its investors.
However, with Chinese gambling on the rise, high dividends, and an eye on expansion, investors should look at the decline....More>>>
The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap extreme-value retailer (for pre-teens, teens and beyond) Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (March 22nd). In early January, Five Below announced that net sales for the Holiday Period, which includes New Years Day in both periods, increased by 18.0% to $349.3while comparable sales for the Holiday Period increased....More>>>
Falling prices and a drop in Chinese investment are on track to reduce year-over-year spending on new solar energy projects, according to Bloomberg NEF (BNEF). In the first six months of 2018, solar investment has dropped by 19% compared to the first half of 2017, and BNEF expects the downward trend to gather momentum in the second half of the year.
In the first half of this year, investment....More>>>
As some readers may have noticed, this year I started running a conservative portfolio “Conservative PA”. This is in addition and supplemental to the two contrarian (“High Octane”) and value based (“Buy and Hold” other portfolios that I manage. The principle objective is to grow the principal in a conservative and risk adjusted manner (trying to hit a lot of singles).....More>>>
For years, Toys “R” Us was an American success story.
Now the discount toy retailer is in its final chapter. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. On Wednesday, Toys “R” Us told employees that it would close or sell all its stores in the United States.
It’s an ignominious end for the company that was once the toy industry’s powerhouse.....More>>>
Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) has lowered its cash costs to such an extent that even a dip in gold prices will allow the company to enhance its bottom line performance on account of its low cost structure. In fact, even though the outlook for gold prices has weakened of late, analysts still expect Barrick Gold to report strong earnings growth both next year and in the long run.
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A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic found that obesity robs us of more years of our lives than any other preventable health issue. That means that of all the top lifestyle-related killers that are in our power to modify or treat including smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol obesity shortens life the most.
&l;p&g;Most of us have had to try to confront some awkward issues with aging parents. It might be getting them to talk about the need for help at home. It could be about giving up those car keys. Hardest of all, perhaps, is the subject of end of life and advance healthcare planning. Estate planners have documents for that, but no one in healthcare is going to understand them unless families or loved....More>>>
Bharti Airtel’s (BHARTI) board has approved an INR320b fund raise, which includes a rights issue of INR250b and perpetual bonds with equity credit of INR70b (foreign denominated). Issue price of INR220/share implies an issuance of
Shares of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CYCC) shot up 7.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $0.90 and last traded at $0.86. 1,753,743 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 258% from the average session volume of 489,758 shares. The stock had prev