Manappuram Finance Ltd today touched Rs.17.85 and is now trading at Rs.17.50. As long as the gold price does not crash, this stock is expected to move up slowly. Moreover, there is around only 2% delinquencies, and hence, there is much safety in the counter. My close sources, the company is expected to post better results in Q2FY13, compared sequentially. According to a marketman, when gold prices move up, 1stly, the NPL of the gold loan companies, start to come down, i.e the recovery rates start to move up. 2ndly, the amount which one can disclose on a similar quantum of gold, starts to move up. So overall gold prices moving up is positive and that is what the market is trying to price in.
Karnataka Bank Ltd which was recommended around Rs.78-79, today touched the 2nd target of Rs.88. In a similar way, B F Utilities Ltd touched its first target of Rs.139 (intra-day high of Rs.141)