PSU stocks continue to bleed as D-Street weighs fallout on policies

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MUMBAI: The stocks of public sector undertakings and banks by which the central govt holds a majority stake have been on a slide for the reason that Lok Sabha outcomes have been introduced on Tuesday.
Leading stocks like SBI, Coal India, NTPC, ONGC and PFC have misplaced between 10% and 20% in simply two periods. This is as a result of buyers really feel that beneath the brand new govt, which is able to enormously rely on its allies, PSU-oriented reform policies might decelerate, main to a derating of those stocks.As a consequence, BSE’s PSU index is now down practically 14% in two days.
A report by Elara Capital identified that PSUs within the capital items sector have seen a pointy re-rating of their multiples prior to now yr, pushed by asharp enhance so as books and elevated profitability and returns. BSE’s PSU index has yielded a return of 121% for the reason that starting of 2023.

The outperformance got here on the again of excellent monetary and operational efficiency, mixed with substantial govt assist. This, in flip, has led to some over-valuation for these stocks, brokers stated.
That may now be corrected. “(Sectors) with over-heated valuations and recent sharp outperformance like industrials, railways, defence, and PSUs may see more moderation in valuations before they become attractive again from the risk-reward perspective,” a report by Motilal Oswal Financial Services famous.
Another fear for inves tors is that if divestment or privatisation of PSUs would decelerate or stall. “PSU privatisation, which has some political ramifications, could also see some delay, but we do not see the entire process getting derailed,” the report by Elara Capital famous. Investors would additionally intently watch if govt additional consolidates PSU banks. On the constructive aspect, the New Public Sector Enterprise Policy of Feb 2021 had categorised a number of sectors as strategic with the intent to retain a number of PSUs in strategic sectors, areport by Kotak Institutional Equities identified.


Nilesh Desai
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