The S&P BSE Sensex gained almost 800 points, bringing the index closer to 54,000 points. On Tuesday, the index reached a new high of 53,887.
On Wednesday, Asian stocks rose to one-week highs, boosted by good U.S. business profits, though sentiment remained cautious as the quickly spreading Delta strain of the coronavirus casts a pall over the global economy. Here are 3 stocks from ICICI Direct with strong potential gain.
Buy Gokaldas Exports with a 39% upside
ICICI Direct has a buy on the stock of Gokaldas Exports, with a solid price target of 39% from the current level. Gokaldas Exports (GEL) is one of India's largest garment exporters, with a 30-million-piece yearly capacity.
The broking firms see an impressive clientele of well-known multinational brands, with GAP and H&M contributing significantly to sales. 65 percent of sales are generated in the United States.
According to the brokerage firm, revenue fell 35% quarter-on-quarter to Rs 241.0 crore, but EBITDA margins were steady at 7.4%, with absolute EBITDA falling 35% to Rs 17.9 crore.
|Current Market Price||Rs 202|
|Target Price||Rs 280|
Why buy the shares of Gokaldas Exports?
"Since our initiation report, the stock price has appreciated ~3.4x (from Rs 60 in September 2020 to Rs 202 in August 2021). We like GEL as a structural long term story to play the apparel export space. We maintain our BUY recommendation on the stock Target Price and Valuation: We value GEL at Rs 280 i.e. 15x FY23E EPS," the brokerage has said.
Production is running at maximum capacity, with a strong order book for the next six months. Demand from the US apparel sector (a key market for GEL) continues to be strong (trading ahead of pre-Covid levels). Capex of Rs 120 crore is planned over the next two years, with the potential to create additional revenue of Rs 450 crore. With a net debt/equity ratio of 0.6x, B/s strength remains constant.
Buy Kansai Nerolac Paints: ICICI Direct
Brokerage firm, ICICI Direct also has a buy on the stock of Kansai Nerolac Paints. According to the brokerage firm, a favorable base and strong demand for decorative paints helped drive revenue up by 118% YoY to Rs 1301 crore, supported by a favorable base and strong topline growth.
Given the shorter repainting cycle, greater urbanisation, and increased distribution reach of organised players, ICICI Direct expects decorative paint will continue to rise at a rate of 2x GDP. A recovery in 45 percent of KNL's revenue portfolio would be aided by a rebound in passenger car sales and strong demand momentum in industrial paints.
|Current Market Price||Rs 630|
|Target Price||Rs 750|
Why buy the shares of Kansai Nerolac Paints?
"Kansai's share price has grown by ~2x over the past five years (from Rs 370 in July 2016 to Rs 630 levels in August 2021). We maintain our BUY rating on the stock Target Price and Valuation: We value Kansai at | 750 i.e. 48x P/E on FY23E EPS.
Demand for decorative and industrial paints was driven by a favorable base and increasing demand following the lifting of lockdown limitations. As a result, revenue increased by 118 percent year over year to Rs 1301 crore. When compared to pre-Covid sales, however, the recovery was 87 percent, owing primarily to a delayed rebound in industrial paints," the brokerage has said.
Buy JK Lakshmi Cement: ICICI Direct
With a total capacity of 13.3 MT, JK Lakshmi primarily serves the north, west, and eastern markets (including subsidiary).
Broking firm, ICICI Direct in its recent research report has recommended the stock of JK Lakshmi Cement
According to the broking firm, JK Lakshmi Cement has 105 MW power plant that fulfills 75% of its total power requirement. The company is now adding 2.5 MT cement capacity through its subsidiary unit UCWL at a cost of Rs 1400 crore.
|Current Market Price||Rs 678|
|Target Price||Rs 800|
JK Lakshmi Cement: Buy the stock for a target of Rs 800
"JK Lakshmi's share price has grown by ~2.5x over the past three years (from Rs 331 in August 2018 to Rs 816 in July 2021). We remain positive on the company and maintain our BUY rating Target Price and Valuation: We value the stock at Rs 800 i.e. 9.5x FY23E EV/EBITDA," the brokerage firm has said.
ICICI Direct believes that with expected utilization of 94%+ for FY22E, we expect operating leverage benefit to continue led by fixed cost rationalization. WHRS of 10 MW to get commissioned by Q3FY22. This should help contain the power cost. B/s strength to remain strong despite newly announced capex of Rs 1400 crore for its subsidiary unit UCWL.
The above stocks are based on the report of ICICI Direct. Investing in stocks is risky and investors should do their own research. The author, the brokerage firms or Greynium Information Technologies are not responsible for any losses incurred due to a decision based on the above article. Investors should hence exercise due caution as are at record peaks. Please consult a professional advisor.