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What Axis Bank Holds for Stock Markets Today

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Tradings in benchmark indices Sensex and Nifty 50 were on holiday due to the festival of Holi. On Wednesday, Sensex finished on a positive note at 38,386.75, slightly up by 23.28 points or 0.06%. On the other hand, NIfty 50 ended in a red note at 11,521.05 below 11.35 points or 0.10%. After a 1 day gap, many investors will be placing their bets for tomorrow’s trading session.

Interestingly, one private bank has already been seen as a stellar performer on exchanges, and hence buying in this stock would be among the best bets. Axis Bank share price which completed at Rs 755.55 per piece down by 0.72% on Sensex in the previous trading session, is seen to rise by over 18% or Rs 138 in the near term.

After carrying out interaction with top management of Axis Bank, analysts at HDFC Securities stated that the bank bolsters our belief of meaningful change led by astute top management revamp.

Darpin Shah and Aakash Dattani analysts at HDFC Securities said, “ This is evidenced by the following changes/ data points (anecdotal):

(1) Material change in corporate credit/ risk practices with credit/risk heads reporting to the MD instead of business heads.

(2) These heads are no longer bound by NII/ Fee targets, reducing the chances of ‘trigger-happy lending’

(3) A sustained decline in the share of the BB and below rated corporate book

(4) Clear focus on profitable growth, driven by a well-articulated strategy.

(5) Conscious efforts to trim costs evidenced by declining branch size (down ~60% in the last 5 years) and superior efficiency metrics (AXSB has the lowest avg employees/branch).

(6) The entire PL book consists of salaried customers.”

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