As mentioned in earlier blog posts also, we have been seller of many of our stocks like Adani enterprise, Rain industries (Which now is multi bagger, though we have small holding left and will be initiating sell soon), Westlife development etc. (Mostly small and Mid-caps) and buyers of Reliance, Tata motors, Jubilant food works and Adlabs entertainment.
Last week Westlife Development the master franchisee of McDonald’s in the south and west India declared their annual numbers.
We analyzed the numbers and are not at all happy with them . its been years and years of losses and sales are marginally higher to around 900 crores. Marcet cap is around 4000 crore and we now getting nervous about potential returns from this stock.
We have accumulated this stock at around 160-175 and started selling it around 250 with last lot sold at 220 .
We are big fans of theme parks but the problem in India is either they are too expensive like wonderla holidays or the quality of theme park is way below the standards (Let’s not name the small theme parks with the shitty crowd and stuff).
So, Nifty at the doorsteps of 9000, all the bears are hiding and bulls are on the rampage , so the tide is getting higher.The D mart IPO of 18000 Crores is one of the biggest and going to suck liquidity but who cares. 2008 bull market ended with Reliance power IPO, but before that DLF IPO (IPO price 1000 right now at 145 ) and Big Bazaar IPO (IPO price 1000 if I am correct and now n number of companies with god knows the complexity of valuations huh….). So are we on the cusp of the end of this run … we at SHIKHAR CAPITAL don’t think so…..(more…)
So,after a long time markets are above 8800. And again the cigar butt stocks are going to the stratosphere. It’s becoming really difficult to recommend stocks when the stock market are at the higher end of valuations, BTW we still believe we are on to 9600/- soon. At this point of time, we at SHIKHAR CAPITAL are “All In” as they say in Poker, With top recommendations include Westlife and Jubilant food works.
How Patanjali has become one of the fastest growing Indian company …
A couple of days back I visited a Patanjali superstore in Pune. What I saw was just unbelievable. The quality of store and the arrangements with new Patanjali products was way better than any of the Big Bazars or Reliance retails(By the way reliance retail stinks).
The wow factor is the product range being offered by Patanjali. I never expected to see sunscreen lotions or Kajal, the Biscuits or choco cornflakes, the Chocolates. All these products which have been the strong hold of companies like Nestle, HUL have been copied in every way. By the way, this reminds me of famous quote “Good artists copy, great artists steal. Pablo Picasso”(more…)
““the holy grail of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs is the disruption of entire industries – because that’s where the big money is to be made”.
In the great tradition of revolutions swallowing their own, one high-skill group of workers to have suffered already is the members of IT departments.
(No wonder that the sitcom The IT Crowd is starting to seem as historical as Dad’s Army.) But they’re not alone. Since 2000, the number of financial workers on Wall Street has fallen by 50,000 – around a third – as high-frequency trading programmes complete 100,000 transactions in a 10th of second, while simultaneously seeking to mislead their electronic competitors. Now, according to Ford, “nearly any white-collar job that involves sitting in front of a computer manipulating information” is under threat.”