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550% gain in 2.5 yrs: This multibagger chemical stock is beating upside targets

Neogen Chemical shares have surged over 545% since listing in 2019
Neogen Chemical shares have surged over 545% since listing in 2019

Summary

  • The multibagger stock from the specialty chemical space has rallied over 130% in 2021 (year-to-date or YTD)

Specialty chemical stock Neogen Chemicals has outperformed by rallying over 35% in a month when the benchmark Sensex has slipped more than 4% during the period. Neogen Chemicals is is involved in manufacturing specialty organic bromine-based chemical compounds as well as specialty inorganic lithium-based chemicals compounds.

Shares of Neogen Chemicals have given multibagger return of over 130% in 2021 (year-to-date or YTD) so far. Meanwhile, the specialty chemical manufacturer has surged around 550% since listing. From hovering over 260 per share level in May 2019, the multibagger stock surged to around 1,750 level. 

Brokerage house HDFC Securities in a report in early November had said that its bullish stance on Neogen Chemicals comes on increasing contribution of the high-margin CSM business to the revenue, capacity-led expansion growth opportunity, constant focus on R&D, and improving return ratios and strong balance sheet, going forward. The brokerage had a target price of 1,470 per share which has already been hit.

Another brokerage ICICI Securities had a target price of 1,515 per share on Neogen Chemicals which has also been breached.

Meanwhile, the company is looking to raise funds as it informed in an exchange filing on Sunday that the board will meet this week on December 8 to consider raising of funds.

For the quarter ended September, the company reported a 51.4% year-on-year (YoY) increase in net profit on a consolidated basis at 11 crore and a 38% rise in revenue to 113 crore.

Specialty chemical stocks have led the theme this year amid improved outlook, demand uptick, and rising realisations. Brokerages have been bullish on the sector with a positive outlook as they expect India’s share in the specialty chemicals to double over the next five years.

The chemical sector has created impressive wealth for the investors in the last five years as most of the stocks have turned multifold. The sharp upmove, as per analysts, can be attributed to the improved outlook and the fact that covid pandemic has accelerated the shift away from China to other countries.

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