Market Update for 13 July 2021 – FDC launches oral suspension of Covid drug

Pennar Group bags multiple orders

  • The value-added engineering products company has said that it has received orders worth ₹571 crore across various business verticals. The company’s US-based subsidiary has booked orders worth ₹223 crore. 
  • The new orders are almost equivalent to the current order book of ₹593 crore (as on March 2021). After the announcement of new orders, the company’s stock rose 11% today.

HFCL’s Q1 profit surges four-fold

  • The telecom infrastructure and equipment maker’s Q1 net profit soared four-fold on a year-on-year basis to ₹91 crore. The sharp jump in profit was mainly due to a 72% rise in revenue from operations to ₹1,207 crore.
  • The company said that out of the pledge on around 43% of the promoter holding, 33.5% has been released, This brings the overall promoter pledge to a more comfortable level of 9.5%. Despite the strong results, shares of HFCL were down 3.1% today but have gained over 200% so far this fiscal.

FDC launches oral suspension of Covid drug

  • Pharma company FDC has launched India’s first oral suspension of Favipiravir, which is used in the treatment of mild to moderate cases of Covid. The company said that two doses of this oral suspension are equivalent to 9 tablets of Favipiravir.
  • This will make the treatment hassle-free for patients, as it will reduce the frequency of dosage. The launch comes at a time when daily cases are on a rise globally. Shares of FDC closed 1.3% higher today and have gained 7.3% so far this month.

Mindtree posts strong Q1 growth

  • IT services major Mindtree reported an 8.6% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth in its June quarter revenues to ₹2,292 crore. Similarly, its net profit rose 8.2% QoQ to ₹343 crore.
  • In terms of client segments, revenue from the travel and transport segment grew the fastest at 13.1%. The company’s order book rose 34% QoQ and stood at about ₹3,750 crore, its highest ever. Meanwhile, employee attrition rose to 13.7% in Q1 compared to 12.1% seen in the March quarter. Shares of Mindtree were up 0.3%, but the results came after market hours.