Street Signs: Wealthy investors cautious on IPOs, bullish market, and more

HNIs may go slow on IPO wagers


Wealthy investors are likely to limit their leveraged bets for forthcoming IPOs after burning their fingers in Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. While the stock listed at more than 50 per cent premium over its IPO price, investors lost money as the huge oversubscription pushed up the break-even threshold to 70 per cent. “After the success of IRCTC and CSB Bank, all the bets on Ujjjvan went awry. This is likely to make wealthy investors cautious. While the estimated listing price is an important factor, investors also have to be mindful on the demand. High demand leads to lower allotment and pushes up the break-even cost,” explained a banker.


More gains for markets 


The markets are likely to extend gains made in the last two trading sessions, say technical analysts. The Nifty has gained nearly 250 points, or 2.1 per cent, to 12,087 in the past two sessions. “The index has formed a ‘double bottom’ trading pattern in the past one month. This is a bullish signal from the near-term point of view. The index is headed towards 12,150 and 12,200. On the downside, 11,800 will be a strong support,” said an analyst. Market players said the 'risk on' sentiment globally has keeping the mood buoyant.


Prince Pipes’ grey market premium


Shares of Prince Pipes and Fittings are changing hands at a premium of as much as 20 per cent in the grey market, said market players. The company’s Rs 500-crore IPO opens next week. The price band for the issue is Rs 177- Rs 178 per share. “There have been trades at Rs 210 and Rs 220 per share. The premium isn’t as high as seen for some of the recent IPOs. However, operators seem to be positive on the company's prospects,” said a broker. Prince Pipes is a maker of pipes used for plumbing, sewage disposal, and irrigation.


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