Sunday, December 25, 2011



Syndicate Bank Limited 
Investment Profile: Aggressive                                                                    Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Syndicate Bank Limited (SBL) is a Karnataka based public sector bank that has a strong presence in the rural and semi urban locations of the country. SBL seeks to position itself as “A Small Man‟s Big Bank”.

Yes Bank Limited 
Investment Profile: Aggressive                                                                     Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Yes Bank Limited (YBL) is a new generation private bank that is based on the „One bank‟ model that seeks to provide a slew of value added services (rather than plain vanilla transactions) over the lifecycle of its clients. Its business model is based on three key pillars namely: - Product, Knowledge and Relationship. Currently it mainly services institutional clients but is looking to become a more granular bank by 2015.

Axis Bank Limited 
Investment Profile: Moderate                                                                         Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Axis Bank Limited (ABL) is considered to be India‟s third largest private sector bank in the country with strengths in both retail banking as well as corporate banking. It has a widespread pan-India network of 1390 branches and 6270 ATMs.


Shriram Transport Finance Company 
Investment Profile: Aggressive                                                                  Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) is a deposit taking NBFC primarily involved in the financing of 2nd hand and new Commercial Vehicles. It enjoys the distinction of being India‟s largest Asset Financing NBFC with a market share of 25% in the pre-owned CV (Commercial Vehicle) financing segment and a market share of 8% in the new CV financing segment.

Investment Profile: Aggressive                                                                      Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business summary
IDFC was incorporated on January 30, 1997 in Chennai; it was set up on the recommendations of the 'Expert Group on Commercialization of Infrastructure Projects' under the Chairmanship of Rakesh Mohan. The company focuses on developing and leveraging its knowledge base in the infrastructure space to devise and provide appropriate financing solutions to their customers. The company's strong capitalization reflects the crucial role that it plays in infrastructure development. It provides financial assistance to various segments such as power, roads, and ports, telecommunications, Information Technology, Urban Infrastructure, Health care, education Infrastructure, food and agri business infrastructure, health care and tourism. IDFC provides financing through various routes such as Senior Debt-Financing through Debentures, Mezzanine products-Subscribing to preference capital or debts, proprietary equity, private equity, Debt Capital, are amongst its product offerings.


Maruti Suzuki India Limited 

Investment Profile: Moderate                                                                   Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) is India‟s largest passenger vehicle maker with a market share of 45%. Primarily known for its expertise in the manufacture of low cost and fuel-efficient cars, it has gradually expanded its portfolio across the 4-wheel automobile value chain with 14 brands and 150 variants.

Exide Industries Limited 
Investment Profile: Aggressive                                                                 Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Exide Industries Limited (EIL) is the biggest lead acid battery manufacturer in the country. The company manufactures a wide range of storage batteries for industries such as automobiles, railways, telecom, power plants, solar cells and submarines (incidentally EIL is just one amongst 5 companies in the world that can manufacture submarine batteries).


Investment Profile: Moderate to Aggressive                                               Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
BHEL is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy related/infrastructure sector today. BHEL was established in 1964, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India. BHEL is amongst world‟s rarest few who have the capability to manufacture entire range of power plant equipment. BHEL is maintaining a consistent track record of growth, performance and profitability since 1976-77.

Larsen & Toubro Limited 
Investment Profile: Moderate                                                                         Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary 
Larsen & Toubro Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate; The Company has business interests in engineering, construction, manufacturing, information technology and financial services. L&T is India's largest engineering and Construction Company with a dominant presence in India's infrastructure, power, hydrocarbon, machinery and railway related projects. In recent years, L&T has expanded its global presence and international projects contributed 9% of its overall order book for the 2010-11 period. Considered to be the "bellwether of India's engineering sector", L&T was recognized as the Company of the Year in 2010. L&T has featured four times in Forbes Fab 50 list of the best public companies in the Asia-Pacific region. L&T works under operating divisions of Engineering & Construction Projects, L&T Power, Heavy Engineering, Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Information Technology and machinery & Industrial products.


Gujarat State Petronet Ltd 
Investment Profile: Moderate                                                                    Horizon: 1-1.5 Yrs

Business Summary
Gujarat State Petronet Ltd (GSPL), a GSPC group company, is a pioneer in developing energy transportation infrastructure and connecting natural gas supply basins and LNG terminals to growing markets. It is the only company in India to transmit natural gas for its clients without trading in it.

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