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  • Identifying a hotel stock: Do's and don'ts
    (Jul 12, 2003)How to analyse a company? This is the first question a retail investor has in mind before taking investment decisions. In continuation to the article last week on ways and means to identify an FMCG stock (Read more), consider key factors to be borne in mind when it comes to identifying a Hotel stock.
  • Identifying an FMCG stock: Do's and don'ts
    (Jul 5, 2003)Rather than look at the various segments, prospects or market shares of the FMCG sector, this week let us take a look at ways to identify a good FMCG stock. With the markets currently on an upswing, it is even more important to differentiate the chaff from the wheat. Here goes...
  • P/E ratio's: Reality check
    (Jan 19, 2002)One of the most commonly used tools for making an investment decision is the P/E ratio. This is due to the fact that that it is very easy to compute and more so, due to its easy availability. However, using the ratio without understanding its interpretation can be very dangerous especially for the retail investors, who have limited access to information.
  • Stocks: Measuring expectations
    (Nov 3, 2001)The most mysterious thing especially with the software stocks has been their price. The price of a security can be broadly divided into two elements viz. the intrinsic value of the stock and the speculative element. But from the point of view of making a long-term investment, and not punting, it is the intrinsic value that ultimately matters. Arriving at the intrinsic value is, however, of little help as many times the stocks are nowhere near their correct valuations and in recent times speculative element in stock price has increased considerably. The idea of this report is to help you evaluate whether market assumptions that go into pricing of the stock are realistic or not.
  • EVA - Another barometer for corporate performance
    (Jul 5, 2000)The liberalisation of the Indian economy has led to a paradigm shift in the corporate goals of public and private companies. The focus is now being primarily on enhancing the shareholder value in a company.
  • Check List for Investors
    (Jun 21, 2000)The Initial Public Offering or IPO market as it is known, received a new lease of life in FY99. With high profile issues like Hughes Software and TV-18 opening at more than 3 and 10 times their issue price respectively, investors are flocking to the IPO market like never before. Companies, which had earlier shied away from the capital market, are now returning with a vengeance to satiate the appetite of investors.
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