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Business News/ Markets / Stock Markets/  Stocks to Watch: Adani Ports, Indigo, Vedanta, Adani Power, SpiceJet

Stocks to Watch: Adani Ports, Indigo, Vedanta, Adani Power, SpiceJet

Biocon, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, and Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd are the stocks that will be part of the F&O ban list for Friday trading.

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Here is the list of the top 10 stocks that will be in focus today:

Adani Ports: Fitch Ratings on Thursday affirmed its 'BBB-' rating on Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited with a stable outlook. The development comes exactly two months after a report by US-based Hindenburg Research triggered a massive rout in Adani Group stocks and bonds. The rating agency said that the controversial report has a limited near-term impact on APSEZ's cost of funding. "Fitch Ratings has affirmed India-based port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited's (APSEZ) Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-'. The Outlook is Stable."

InterGlobe Aviation: No-frills airline IndiGo is expecting to fly 100 million passengers and is planning to have 350 aircraft in its fleet in the next fiscal, according to a presentation by the airline at the analysts/investors meet on Thursday. At the same time, the airline is looking to end the current fiscal with around 306 planes in the fleet with the passenger volume estimated at over 85 million. The number of destinations is expected to go up to 115, with around 10-15 destinations likely to be added in the network during the year, as against 104 in FY23, as per the presentation.

Vedanta: Vedanta will consider the fifth interim dividend for FY23 fiscal on March 28. A board of directors meeting is scheduled on this day. The company has fixed the record date to determine eligible shareholders. Vedanta has a good track record of paying dividends to its investors. In its regulatory filing, Vedanta said, " the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board") is proposed to be scheduled on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, to consider and approve the Fifth Interim Dividend on equity shares, if any, for the Financial Year 2022-23."

Adani Power: Adani Power on Thursday said it has sold a 100 per cent stake in Support Properties Private Ltd (SPPL) to AdaniConnex Private Ltd (ACX) at an enterprise value of 1,556.5 crore. "Parties to the proposed transaction (for which a binding memorandum of understanding had been signed earlier) have executed a Share Purchase Agreement and concluded the transaction," a BSE filing stated. The enterprise valuation (of a 100 per cent stake in SPPL) was estimated at 1,556.5 crore, subject to adjustments on the closing date.

Patel Engineering: Patel Engineering Ltd has emerged as the successful bidder for Dibang Multipurpose Project worth 3,637.12 crore in Arunachal Pradesh, which will be undertaken in a joint venture. The company's share in this order is 1,818.56 crore, according to a regulatory filing. "Patel Engineering Ltd (PEL) has emerged as L1 bidder in financial bid opening through an e-reverse auction for the tender invited by NHPC Ltd, for the construction of civil works for LOT-4: comprising head race tunnels ...for Dibang Multipurpose Project 2880 MW (12 X 240 MW), located in Arunachal Pradesh, India," the company said in a statement.

SpiceJet: Low-fare airline SpiceJet is open to selling more shares to reduce its liabilities, chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said. “We are flexible. We will talk to our partners and see what it is they prefer to do. But, irrespective, we need to deleverage our balance sheet to have the space to grow, and that’s what we are trying to do," Singh said in response to a query at the CAPA India Aviation Summit. The carrier has been in talks with lessors, investors and lenders in India and abroad for renegotiating contracts, raising funds, and restructuring.

Canara Bank: Canara Bank on Thursday said it has sold its stake in Russian joint venture Commercial Indo Bank LLC (CIBL) to the other venture partner State Bank of India (SBI) for about 121.29 crore. CIBL, incorporated in 2003, is a joint venture in Russia between SBI (60 per cent) and Canara Bank (40 per cent). Canara Bank, in a regulatory filing, said it has received the entire consideration amount equivalent to 121.29 crore on Thursday for the sale of its stake. The Bengaluru-based state-owned bank entered into the agreement for sale on November 11, 2022.

Hindustan Aeronautics: The government’s offer for sale (OFS) of a part of its stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd was subscribed 4.5 times after seeing strong demand from non-retail investors, according to data from the NSE on Thursday. It received bids for 237,600 shares, while 526,000 shares were on offer. The indicative price for the bids was 2,468.98, higher than the floor price of 2,450 per share. If fully subscribed, the OFS would fetch about 2,800 crore to the exchequer.

Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar: Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd on Thursday said it has acquired a 98 per cent stake in Phenil Sugars by converting existing preference shares worth 350 crore into equity shares. The company has converted 3,50,03,927 redeemable non-cumulative convertible preference shares of 100 amounting to 350.04 crore into equity shares of 35,00,39,270 equity shares of 10 each of PSL. In a regulatory filing, the company informed that it has acquired 98.01% shareholding of Phenil Sugars Ltd (PSL) by way of conversion of existing preference shares into equity shares.

Vascon Engineers: Vascon Engineers Ltd on Thursday said it has bagged 158 crore contract from Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department (UP PWD). The work has to be completed within 18 months from the date of receipt of the letter of acceptance, according to a company filing. In the filing, Vascon Engineers said, "It has received a Letter of Acceptance amounting to 158.09 crore from superintending engineer PMGSY circle, U.P.P.W.D, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh for Design, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of Jila Karagar at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh,"

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Published: 24 Mar 2023, 07:18 AM IST
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