Accumulate Hexaware Technologies; target of Rs 384: Prabhudas Lilladher

Prabhudas Lilladher’s research report on Hexaware Technologies

Hexaware delivered weak performance during Q4CY18 with miss on margins and PAT. Revenues came inline with our estimates. Management has given revenue (organic) growth guidance of 12-14% YoY for CY2019 which is inline with our estimates. However, guidance on margins is muted as it expects its CC EBITDA growth to be in-line with CY19 CC revenue growth. We note that this will led to flat margins YoY for CY2019. We now model USD revenue growth assumptions to 13.1/13.8% for CY2019/CY2020E (vs 13.1%/13.4% modelled earlier). We note that select Midcap peers are likely to outpace Hexaware revenue momentum in FY19. Peers like Mindtree /LT Infotech/ NIIT Tech are poised to deliver 15/16/15% USD revenue growth in FY20E respectively in our view. Our USD/INR assumptions are at Rs72/72.5 for CY2019/CY2020E. Led by tepid performance on margins in Q4CY2018 and softer guidance we now model EBITDA Margins at 16.5%/17.0% for CY2019/CY2020E (vs 17.3/17.8% modelled earlier). We downgraded our EPS estimates by 4.8%/1.5% to Rs22/26 per share for CY2019/CY2020E.

Outlook

Hexaware is currently trading at 14x CY19E EPS and 13x June 20E EPS. We maintain our rating Accumulate. We trim our TP by 10.7% to Rs384 (16x June20E EPS).

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First Published on Feb 18, 2019 02:10 pm

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Westport Innovations Inc(WPRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with a split among the most widely followed market benchmarks that sent some up and others down. Slight downticks in oil prices and bond yields marked minor reversals from upward trends earlier in the week, but investors are still watching both energy and bonds closely to see what long-term impact they might have on the stock market. Most attention centered on individual companies, some of which reported good news that sent their shares higher. Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Westport Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:WPRT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ:WPRT) (TSE:WPRT)’s share price rose 10.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.65 and last traded at $3.64. Approximately 1,445,750 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 67% from the average daily volume of 867,994 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.30.

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  • [By Daniel Miller]

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Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    A number of research firms recently commented on MPO. TheStreet downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bailard Inc. bought a new stake in Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 46,400 shares of the energy producer’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Midstates Petroleum Company Inc (NYSE:MPO) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $11.23 and last traded at $11.31, with a volume of 1700 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.63.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.5617713297556 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Brazilian oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) (NYSE:PBR) saw its stock surge 8.9% in Tuesday trading, while its preferred “A-shares” — Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR-A) — did even better, closing up 10.2%.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (NYSE:PBR) traded up 5.3% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $11.48 and last traded at $11.34. 37,383,100 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 60% from the average session volume of 23,307,816 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.77.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 47.04 million shares from the previous 49.09 million. The stock traded at $15.40 a share, in a 52-week range of $9.02 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 43.43 million shares from the previous 42.90 million. The stock traded at $10.31 a share, in a 52-week range of $8.67 to $17.20. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Seadrill Partners (NYSE: SDLP) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 319.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 426,117 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 324,588 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned approximately 0.55% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $1,151,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25. Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialist Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractor Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producer W&T Offshore, Inc. both fell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producers California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) and Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively. 

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Standard Life Aberdeen plc purchased a new position in William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 185,010 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,293,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of WLH. Royce & Associates LP boosted its position in William Lyon Homes by 43.6% during the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 380,641 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $8,831,000 after purchasing an additional 115,500 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in William Lyon Homes by 21.8% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 59,700 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,385,000 after purchasing an additional 10,700 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in William Lyon Homes during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $2,580,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in William Lyon Homes by 39.3% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 205,212 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $4,761,000 after purchasing an additional 57,929 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management boosted its position in William Lyon Homes by 61.4% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 264,130 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $6,127,000 after purchasing an additional 100,530 shares during the period. 83.62% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Insteel Industries Inc.(IIIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Insteel Industries Inc (NASDAQ:IIIN) VP James F. Petelle sold 2,572 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.65, for a total transaction of $101,979.80. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 16,403 shares in the company, valued at approximately $650,378.95. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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Hot Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Grid Transco, PLC(NGG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MML Investors Services LLC lessened its holdings in National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG) by 8.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,440 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 3,290 shares during the quarter. MML Investors Services LLC’s holdings in National Grid were worth $1,943,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Investors would be forgiven for overlooking National Grid (NYSE:NGG) when evaluating utility stocks. Over half of the company’s asset base is located in the United Kingdom, along with its corporate headquarters. That means it reports financial performance in pounds, and it’s a lot easier to avoid currency conversions and the painful effects of currency exchange rates, which have significantly weighed on the business in recent years thanks to a strong U.S. dollar.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    So we asked a few Motley Fool contributors to share some alternatives to GM’s attractive dividend yields. Read on to see why our panelists recommended Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), National Grid (NYSE:NGG), and AT&T (NYSE:T).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CNX Midstream Partners (NYSE: CNXM) and National Grid (NYSE:NGG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Hot Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Keysight Technologies Inc.(KEYS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Danaher (NYSE: DHR) and Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) are both large-cap multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lateef Investment Management L.P. lessened its holdings in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 773,439 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 7,177 shares during the period. Keysight comprises approximately 5.3% of Lateef Investment Management L.P.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Lateef Investment Management L.P.’s holdings in Keysight were worth $40,520,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Keystone Law Group PLC (LON:KEYS) insider Simon Robert Philips sold 2,125,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 375 ($4.88), for a total transaction of £7,968,750 ($10,380,031.26).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Keysight (NYSE:KEYS) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 14,900 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $781,000.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) have jumped today, up by 12% as of noon EDT, after the company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings results. The seller of electronic measurement tools issued a better-than-expected outlook for the coming quarter and boosted full-year revenue guidance.