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Of Cheap Valuation of PSU Banks and Key Stocks in Action Today
Mon, 21 May Pre-Open | Parth Parekh, TM Team

NSE PSU Bank Index surged 30% on 25th October 2017-the date when bank recapitalization of Rs 2.1 trillion was announced. God bless the investors who bought the public-sector banks on this date. Fast forward to 18th May and investors would have lost massive net worth in these stocks.

Loss in Market Capitalization of PSU Banks from 26th October 2017 to 18th May 2018
BankPrice as on 26th October 2017Price as on 18th May 2018Loss in Market Cap (in %)Current Price/ Book Value (New)10 Yr Average Price/ Book Value
Punjab National Bank21375-65%0.51.1
Union Bank of India18683-55%0.40.7
Allahabad Bank8438-55%0.40.7
Andhra Bank7034-51%0.30.8
Syndicate Bank8243-47%0.40.8
Bank of India19393-52%0.50.9
Bank of Baroda185127-32%0.81.1
SBI Bank321239-25%1.11.3
Source: ACE Equity

The healthy correction has led to these banks trading at attractive valuations. All the banks as mentioned in this table are trading below their ten-year median price/book value.

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Now, there is a term in investing called Value Traps. Value traps are stocks that are trading at very cheap valuations. These stocks can trade cheap forever and never really recover in terms of stock price performance. There is a reason for this. And the reason is related to structural problems with the company.

The structural problem with public sector banks is the credit appraisal policy. In the greed of balance sheet growth and pressure from government, these banks have lent to stressed sectors such as power and iron & steel. The result- Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA's) of public sector bank have shot up to 11.03% in FY17 as compared to 4.97% in FY15.

Unless such structural problems are resolved it is highly likely that some of these banks act as a value trap and continue to deliver miserable stock returns in the long run.

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CITY UNION BANK Surges by 5%; BSE BANKEX Index Up 1.0% (Today's Market)

Aug 14, 2018 03:23 PM

CITY UNION BANK share price has surged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 185. The BSE BANKEX is up by 1.0%. The top gainers in the BSE BANKEX Index is CITY UNION BANK (up 5.1%). The top losers are SBI (down 0.1%) and HDFC BANK (down 0.1%).

PFIZER at All Time High; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 2.2% (Today's Market)

Aug 14, 2018 03:04 PM

PFIZER share price has hit an all time high at Rs 2,910 (up 1.7%). The BSE HEALTHCARE Index is up by 2.2%. Among the top gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index today are PFIZER (up 1.7%) and SANOFI INDIA (up 0.2%). The top losers include NARAYANA HRUDAYALAYA LTD (down 0.2%) and GLENMARK PHARMA (down 0.3%).

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Aug 14, 2018 03:01 PM

NIIT TECHNOLOGIES share price has hit an all time high at Rs 1,334 (up 3.3%). The BSE IT Index is up by 0.8%. Among the top gainers in the BSE IT Index today are NIIT TECHNOLOGIES (up 3.3%) and ORACLE FINANCIAL SERVICES (up 2.3%). The top losers include MPHASIS LTD (down 0.2%) and ZENSAR TECHNOLOGIES (down 0.7%).

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